A Look at Birthing Experiences Article Review by scribbler

A Look at Birthing Experiences
A review of the article, "Every Labor is Unique", by Lisa Kane Low and Amy Moffat.
# 153151 | 714 words | 1 source | MLA | 2013 | US
Published on May 05, 2013 in Medical and Health (General) , Women Studies (General) , Research Designs (General)


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Description:

The paper looks at how in "Every Labor is Unique", Lisa Kane Low and Amy Moffat discuss the different perspectives that women have on the process of identifying the appropriate time to transition to a birth setting, usually a hospital. The paper looks at how the authors examine individual birth stories and critiques the research approach, considers what could have been done better and discusses if the rationale for the study is sound. The paper also examines the validity of the research question and whether the research method was appropriate for the research questions.

Outline:
Introduction
Strengths and Weaknesses in the Research Approach
What Could Have Been Done Better?
Is the Rationale for the Study Sound?
Do the Authors Present a Question Worth Studying?
Was the Research Method Appropriate for the Research Questions?

From the Paper:

"In order to study the transition process, Low and Moffat asked pregnant women, who were expecting their first child, to engage in a study asking them about the birthing process. Then, they conducted interviews within one to three weeks after delivery to find out the women's perspective about the process. One of the major strengths of the study was that the researchers selected their participants while the women were pregnant, in order to avoid bias, either from women who were dissatisfied with their birthing process or from women who had unusually positive birthing experiences. The major weakness in the research approach is that it involved a narrative by the women, which, even though the researchers coded responses, can make it very difficult to look at results objectively and without any emotional bias. However, it must be said that the researchers consciously chose to take a feminist perspective and engage in a semi-structured interview, and the goal of their study was not to provide qualitative results, but to suggest improvements for the nursing profession.
"What could have been done better? Overall, the research design was sound. However, the researchers seemed to drop the ball in their selection of study participants. They limited the study participants to adult English-speakers. However, intuitively, it seems that teenage moms and mothers with language barriers would be more likely to be treated poorly during the intake process."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Low, L. and Moffat, A. (September/October, 2006). "Every labor is unique." MCN.

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

A Look at Birthing Experiences (2013, May 05) Retrieved December 11, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/a-look-at-birthing-experiences-153151/

MLA Format

"A Look at Birthing Experiences" 05 May 2013. Web. 11 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/a-look-at-birthing-experiences-153151/>

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