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Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing 2012;18(1):62-73.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4069/kjwhn.2012.18.1.62    Published online March 31, 2012.
Nursing Students' Lived Experiences of Attending LeBoyer Birth
Mi Jong Kim
Department of Nursing, Hannam University, Daejeon, Korea. heetak01@naver.com
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to understand the lived experiences of nursing students' during Leboyer.
METHODS
Eleven senior nursing students were recruited from April to June in 2010. After completing informed consents, data were collected through in-depth interviews. All interviews were recorded and transcribed verbatim before analyzing. Nursing students were asked about their observational experiences during Leboyer births. Data were analyzed by using the Colaizzi style.
RESULTS
Interviews revealed 4 categories and 9 themes. The categories were: 'Respecting and blessing new baby', 'Keeping calm and joyful birth atmosphere', 'Reminding the meaning of nursing', 'Comparing Leboyer and convenience birth and making up their mind'.
CONCLUSION
This study showed that observation of Leboyer birth is helpful for nursing students in order to have positive impression about childbirth. Furthermore, it is suggested that an exploration of the experiences of women and their husbands during Leboyer births would be helpful. On the basis of this study, it is concluded that the Leboyer birth, which focuses on baby's human right, should be introduced women's health nursing field as an effective birth strategy.
Key Words: Qualitative research; Delivery; Nursing students; Nursing Education


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