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The experience of childbrith in first-time mothers who received narcotic analgesics during the first stage of labour

L. Jantjes, J. Strumpher, W.J. Kotzé
Curationis | Vol 30, No 2 | a1079 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v30i2.1079 | © 2007 L. Jantjes, J. Strumpher, W.J. Kotzé | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 September 2007 | Published: 28 September 2007

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L. Jantjes, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
J. Strumpher, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
W.J. Kotzé, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

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Abstract

This research has focused on the birthing experience of first-time mothers who received the narcotic analgesic combination of Pethidine and Hydroxyzine during the first stage of labour. A qualitative research methodology was used to collect data. Unstructured interviews were held with first-time mothers to obtain accounts of their experience of childbirth. These narrations were audio-taped while the participants were still being cared for in the postnatal ward of the hospital where delivery took place. Nine interviews were conducted with first-time mothers who gave birth normally vaginally after a normal pregnancy and who received a narcotic analgesic in the first stage of labour. The transcribed interviews were analyzed using Tesch’s method of descriptive analysis (in Creswell, 1994:115).

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