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The resilience of women who required hospital transfers during planned home birth: an exploratory study

Carolina de Lima, Tatiane Herreira Trigueiro


Aim: understand the resilience process of women who had the planned home birth transferred to the hospital. Method: this is an exploratory study that uses a qualitative approach performed with ten women who planned home birth, but who, for some reason, had to be transferred to the hospital. The data collection was performed through semi-structured interviews, analyzed by content analysis of the thematic type. Results: it was found that all the interviewees experienced the trauma due to the hospital transfer, but only one reached the final stage of the resilience process, the adaptation. Conclusion: the participation of obstetrical nurses in this process is fundamental, since it can help these women to find factors that can develop the process of resilience through dialogue, understanding, openness and acceptance. This will make it possible to understand the other in its totality, and to capture their pains and insecurities through a humanized relationship


Enfermagem Obstétrica; Parto Domiciliar; Resiliência Psicológica; Saúde da Mulher


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