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Czech birth care system in crisis? Views and strategies of clients who desire ?natural childbirth.

Citace: HREŠANOVÁ, E. Czech birth care system in crisis? Views and strategies of clients who desire ?natural childbirth.. Torino, Itálie, 2013.
Druh: PŘEDNÁŠKA, POSTER
Jazyk publikace: eng
Anglický název: Czech birth care system in crisis? Views and strategies of clients who desire ?natural childbirth.
Rok vydání: 2013
Autoři: Mgr. Ema Hrešanová Ph.D.
Abstrakt EN: This paper focuses on crisis in the Czech birth care system perceived from the perspective of clients. In particular I focus on the perspective and practices of women who desire to give birth as ?naturally? as possible. These women often see the roots of current crisis in the monopoly of obstetricians over providing birth care during labor and delivery, including spontaneous physiological cases, and seek services of private midwives. However, there have recently been passed strict legal restrictions regarding midwife competencies in cases of normal physiological birth in home settings, which some of these women choose in order to avoid too medicalized birth care. In this paper I explore various definitions of ?natural childbirth?, which these women hold. A number of studies suggest that ?natural childbirth? may mean different things to different persons and can be defined in numerous ways. I ask what these women exactly want, what their ideas, expectations and knowledge of childbirth are, and where they gained them from. I am especially interested how these women perceive the current state of birth care in the Czech Republic, whether and how they actually deal with the ?crises? in birth care services that they may perceive, and what strategies they have in order to fulfill their desires regarding birth care.
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