Research on Tap presents: When fear surrounding childbirth leads women to seek a planned caesarean

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Thursday, October 12, 2017
Dr. Janet Bryanton

After a successful start in September, Research on Tap returns October 19 at 6:30 pm at The Wave, the UPEI campus pub in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre. Dr. Janet Bryanton, professor in the Faculty of Nursing at UPEI, will lead a discussion about women who seek planned caesareans due to fear of childbirth.

Giving birth is a significant life experience for women. Fear of childbirth is not a new phenomenon, and it can occur at any time before, during, and after birth. Sometimes, the fear of childbirth leads to women asking for a planned caesarean section. Researchers do not have a clear understanding of this experience. Dr. Bryanton explored women’s experiences of fear in relation to their decision to have a planned cesarean birth. In her presentation, Dr. Bryanton will speak about the 16 women who shared their experiences with fear of childbirth.

Research on Tap is a series of public discussions led by UPEI researchers.  For more information, please email gsa@upei.ca.

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