Persuasion: The Key to Changing Women's Ideas About Birth
Author: Lothian, Judith A.
Source: The Journal of Perinatal Education, Volume 18, Number 4, 2009 , pp. 41-44(4)
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Abstract:Although standard maternity care is not evidence-based and, in many cases, increases risks for mothers and babies, few women make birth decisions that reflect this knowledge. This column discusses persuasion as a way to change women's ideas about safe, healthy birth. The relationship between persuasion and choice is discussed, and the differences between presenting information and persuading women that natural birth is the safest and healthiest way to give birth are explored.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2009
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