Qualitative conventional content analysis was used for this study. Interviews were held with 20 service recipients (nulliparous or multiparous women at least 6 weeks after their episiotomy) with...
The birth of a baby brings a range of phy sical, emotional and social changes A woman's sexual life is also changed (Nyström and Ohrling, 2004) Various researchers have explored how childbirth affects...
It has been suggested that the growing proportion of left-handed people—or, more specifically, the greater acknowledgement of left-handedness over the past century—may be the result of fewer...
Do women who have encountered vaginal childbirth experience long term incontinence or perineal pain?
Up to 85% of vaginal births result in perineal trauma, of which 69% require suturing (McCandlish et al, 1998; Liu, 2007) It has been suggested that suturing can increase the risk of dyspareunia...
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