Home-based postnatal midwifery care facilitated a smooth succession into motherhood: A Swedish interview study

Li Thies-Lagergren, Margareta Johansson

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INTRODUCTION If a family is discharged from a hospital earlier after birth, close supervision by a skilled midwife is essential. The aim was to describe mothers’ overall experience receiving postnatal care in a Swedish home-based midwifery care model. METHODS A descriptive qualitative study was conducted. Mothers meeting the inclusion criteria for a new home-based postnatal care model at a hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, were included. In total, 24 healthy mothers participated in a semi-structured telephone interview, averaging 58 minutes. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis, according to Braun and Clarke. RESULTS The main theme explored, ‘The home-based postnatal care model facilitated a smooth succession into motherhood’, is explained by the themes: 1) Mothers felt ‘not left adrift’ when cared for by the home-based postnatal midwives; 2) Professional midwives with authority guided the way into motherhood; and 3) The home, a safe and secure space for new mothers. CONCLUSIONS Mothers valued the well-structured home-based postnatal midwifery care. Important for mothers was to receive health checks, adequate information, and that midwives have a kind and individual approach to the families.

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer8
TidskriftEuropean Journal of Midwifery
Volym7
NummerApril
DOI
StatusPublished - 2023

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