Do birthplans empower women? A study of their views, part 1
Sooi-Ken Too Senior Lecturer, Midwifery and Women’s Health, Redwood College of Health Studies, South Bank University, London
The use of birthplans has become a common practice in many maternity units to improve continuity of care and enable women to gain control over the experience of childbirth. In this study, semi-structured interviews were employed to explore the perception of empowerment from the women’s point of view. Next week, the author highlights the midwives’ experience of using birthplans.
Nursing Standard. 10, 31, 33-37. doi: 10.7748/ns1996.04.10.31.33.c6222