Midwives perception of attending a traumatic birth
The work of midwives endures as a rewarding job, as midwives support women to bring their children into the world. On the other hand a number of serious complications can arise in the process of birth that test the fortitude of midwifes. The main aim of this study is to determine whether adverse events during birth impact the wellbeing and work of midwives in Iceland and if so, what those impacts are. Little has been written on this subject, and a qualitative approach will be used to meet the aims of the research. Interviews will be conducted with midwives working at four different institutions. The participants will are be working as midwives and all have directly participated in one or more adverse event.
Sigfridur Inga Karlsdottir, Associate professor, University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland
Elin Dianna Gunnarsdottir, Associate professor, University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland
Anna Sigridur Vernhardsdottir, Head midwife at the Labour Ward at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland
Birna Gerđur Jónsdóttir, Midwife at the Labour Ward at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland
Landspitali, University Hospital, Reykjavík, Iceland