publication . Article . 2014

Risk perception in women with high-risk pregnancies

Suzanne Lee;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: British Journal of Midwifery, volume 22, pages 8-13 (issn: 0969-4900, eissn: 2052-4307, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mark Allen Group
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Risk perception in women with high-risk pregnancies affects the decisions they make about antenatal care and therefore may influence the wellbeing of mother and baby. This paper considers the factors which influence women when making risk assessments of their pregnancies and how these assessments may differ from those of health-care professionals. Women use multiple sources of information to determine their risk status, including advice from professionals and other trusted sources, and their own intuitive knowledge. They recognise the risks posed by their pregnancies and will take steps to ensure the health of themselves and their babies. However, these may not ...
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free text keywords: Maternity and Midwifery, RG, Risk assessment, Risk perception, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Risk status, Medicine, business.industry, business, Nursing
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