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Respect du corps, dignité et pudeur : le vécu des femmes en salle de naissance : étude qualitative dans une maternité de type III

Abstract : Background : Labour and childbirth are intimist moments which involve that the body, the modesty and the dignity of the woman, are in the center of the attention. The respect for these principles is at the heart of midwife's job and legal duty. The improvement of our coverage at this level is essential. Study design : The objective of this study was to explore the experience of the women in term of respect for the body, for the dignity and for the modesty in the delivery room. A qualitative study of exploratory type was realized in a type III maternity in Clermont-Ferrand. 18 experiences were brought back, thanks to semi-directive interviews. Results/Discussion : This complex subject, evolving in time, was influenced by the personal history of each of these women. Their priority was centered on the pain of the uterine contractions and the birth of their children. Vaginal examination, urinary catheterization and vulvar grooming were the most embarrassing acts. Delivery, gynecological position on stirrups, perineal tears and fear of the defecation engendered an increase of the modesty. Male gender, multiplicity of caregivers and the lack of time and means also had a strong influence on their feeling. The respect was able to be put forward by the professionalism and the humanity of the medical team. Conclusion : A relationship of trust with caregiver allowed the women to decrease their modesty and to accept the care towards their naked body. The respect passes in particular by the pay attention of the midwife, its benevolence, as well as its way it meets the needs and expectations of the patient.
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Agathe André de l'Arc. Respect du corps, dignité et pudeur : le vécu des femmes en salle de naissance : étude qualitative dans une maternité de type III. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2017. ⟨dumas-01698414⟩

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