Experiences and wishes of women regarding systemic aspects of midwifery care in Germany: a qualitative study with focus groups.
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017 Nov 21;17(1):389. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Medizinische Fakultät, Institut für Gesundheits- und Pflegewissenschaft, Magdeburger Straße 8, 06112, Halle (Saale), Germany.
Background: Knowledge of pregnant women's and mothers' viewpoints on midwifery care is crucial for its appropriate delivery and research. In Germany, comprehensive research to more fully understand women's needs in pregnancy, labour, birth and the postpartum period until weaning is lacking. International studies provide some knowledge of women's expectations, their choices, and subjective criteria indicating good midwifery care. Read More