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Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis.

Velo Higueras, Maria; Douglas, Flora; Kennedy, Catriona

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Abstract

This poster summarises the findings of a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis on freebirth - the act of giving birth intentionally without a qualified health care professional being present. The study found 22 publications and drew themes of formal healthcare systems being felt to threaten reproductive self-determination, whereas freebirth is seen as a way of protecting this and further as a form of self-care.

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VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Conference Name 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium
Conference Location Aberdeen, UK
Start Date May 23, 2024
Deposit Date Apr 30, 2024
Publicly Available Date May 23, 2024
Keywords Freebirth; Health care services; Maternity care services; Reproductive justice
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2327692
Related Public URLs https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2270278 (Evidence synthesis)
https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/2332225 (Presentation)

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