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Midwife Learns Lessons as a Hospital Patient

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Abstract:

After her first-time experience as a patient in a hospital, a midwife and childbirth educator reflects on the vulnerability and dependence of women who undergo operative birth. Continuous support for these women during the early postpartum period is imperative. Childbirth educators are encouraged to advocate for these women's needs and to teach them how to advocate for themselves.

Keywords: childbirth education; operative birth; postcesarean advocacy; postcesarean support

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1624/105812408X329575

Publication date: 2008-06-01

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