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Feeling cooped up after childbirth – the need to go out and about.

Wray, J 2011, 'Feeling cooped up after childbirth – the need to go out and about.' , The Practising Midwife, 14 (2) , pp. 22-23.

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Abstract

It is well known that recovering from childbirth can be a real challenge for many women. New mothers are, mostly, left to self care and manage their own recovery process. In seeking to feel like their old selves again mothers in this ethnographic study took longer than the traditional six weeks and needed to manage their feelings around being cooped up after childbirth. This article highlights an aspect of self care such as getting out and about, with or without the baby – a process that is pivotal to good recuperation and a sense of wellbeing after childbirth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: postnatal, motherhood, wellbeing, recovery, self-care
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: The Practising Midwife
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Dr Julie Wray
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2011 11:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:47
URI: http://usir.eprints.org/id/eprint/12973

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