What is it about?

Childbirth experience can either lead to a negative or positive birth experience. A negative birth experience can cause trauma to a woman thereby affecting psychological and physical well being as well as relational impact with the newborn baby and the partner.

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Why is it important?

The article provides information on the experiences of women during childbirth which can inform healthcare workers in providing a conducive environment to ensure a satisfying birth experience.


This is an exciting article to read as it provides the current status of experience of women during childbirth and observance of respectful maternity care.

Joseph Okwako
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

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This page is a summary of: Childbirth experiences for women in a Kenyan county referral hospital, African Journal of Midwifery and Women s Health, January 2023, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/ajmw.2021.0061.
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