• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Women’s First Childbirth Experience in their 30s


Childbirth can serve as a turning point in life requiring appropriate support, and also a new opportunity of development for the family as well as the couple experiencing childbirth. In this research, required are intervention methods enabling holistic nursing care based on comprehensive understanding of women in their 30s on their first childbirth experience and the meaning of it. To accomplish this, the research used qualitative research method as a holistic approach of human being to provide bases for effective nursing intervention by identifying the meaning of first-childbirth experience, and revealing the semantic structure. According to the criterion, the research selected women who understood the research purposes and accepted the participation, out of women who gave a first childbirth in their 30s. The number of research participants is reached when no further content comes out in interviewing, namely, repetitive statements on a phenomenon. The data were collected from January 2013 to October 2014 by using an unstructured, open-ended questionnaire, and administering face-to-face interview with participants. Women going through their first pregnancy in their 30s had anxiety and pressure during pregnant period due to late pregnancy, living a life with carefulness for their behavior and eating habit throughout their pregnancy. Further, they were very sensitive to change in the fetus during prenatal tests in hospital, and took health food such as nutrient supplements on account of late pregnancy. Nonetheless, they were unsatisfied with their changed body resulting from pregnancy, and got pressure on economic, supportive, and social relationship related to child-rearing after childbirth. Therefore, in-depth understanding of pregnancy and childbirth experience through delivery process will contribute to extensive nursing knowledge system, and analyzed and identified pregnancy and childbirth experience of women in their 30s will be a proper foundation of nursing intervention.
Keywords: 30 Year-Old Women, Experience, First Childbirth, Phenomenology


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