publication . Article . 2012

Experiences of being exposed to intimate partner violence during pregnancy

Kristin Engnes; Eva Lidén; Ingela Lundgren;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2012 Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, volume 7 (issn: 1748-2623, eissn: 1748-2631, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Abstract
In this study a phenomenological approach was used in order to enter deeply into the experience of living with violence during pregnancy. The aim of the study was to gain a deeper understanding of women’s experiences of being exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. The data were collected through in-depth interviews with five Norwegian women; two during pregnancy and three after the birth. The women were between the age of 20 and 38 years. All women had received support from a professional research and treatment centre. The essential structure shows that IPV during pregnancy is characterized by difficult existential choices related to ambiva...
Subjects
free text keywords: phenomenology, R5-920, pregnancy, Medicine (General), Lived experiences, intimate partner violence, Lived experiences, phenomenology, pregnancy, violence against women, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, violence against women, domestic violence, Caring Science, Midwifery, Empirical Studies
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publication . Article . 2012

Experiences of being exposed to intimate partner violence during pregnancy

Kristin Engnes; Eva Lidén; Ingela Lundgren;