Women's Experience of Hospitalized Bed Rest During High-Risk Pregnancy

Lori Baas Rubarth, Anne M. Schoening, Amy Cosimano, Holly Sandhurst

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Objective: To describe the lived experience of the hospitalized pregnant woman on bed rest. Design: A qualitative, phenomenological design. Setting: Three high-risk antepartum units in the midwestern United States. Participants: A self-selected, convenience sample of 11 high-risk pregnant women. Method: Phenomenological study using thematic analysis of completed handwritten journals and/or online blogs. Results: Women described the battles that they fought each day for the lives of their unborn children. Using an imagery of war, three categories emerged: (a) the war within, (b) fighting each battle, and (c) bringing in reinforcements. Conclusions: Women experience many different emotions and stressors during restricted bed rest. A nurse's understanding of this experience is essential to provide adequate care and coping strategies for women at this time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398-407
Number of pages10
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

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High-Risk Pregnancy
Bed Rest
Pregnant Women
Midwestern United States
Blogging
Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Emotions
Nurses
Warfare

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Maternity and Midwifery
  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care

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Women's Experience of Hospitalized Bed Rest During High-Risk Pregnancy. / Rubarth, Lori Baas; Schoening, Anne M.; Cosimano, Amy; Sandhurst, Holly.

In: JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 41, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 398-407.

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