The home as an appropriate setting for women undertaking cervical ripening before the induction of labour

Margaret Reid, Karen Lorimer, Jane E. Norman, Shrikant S. Bollapragada, John Norrie

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to explore women's experiences of cervical ripening using isosorbide mononitrate (IMN) in the home as part of the main randomised controlled trial. Qualitative study with semi-structured interviews carried out at three weeks post partum. Interview transcripts were analysed to identify recurrent themes, focusing on why women became involved in the study, their views about both the self-medication and the home setting, and whether they would repeat the experience. Setting The home.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalMidwifery
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • midwifery
  • cervical ripening

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