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Balancing restrictions and access to maternity care for women and birthing partners during the COVID-19 pandemic: the psychosocial impact of suboptimal care

Lalor, J., Ayers, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-6153-2460, Celleja Agius, J., Downe, S., Gouni, O., Hartmann, K., Nieuwenhuijze, M., Oosterman, M., Turner, J. D., Karlsdottir, S. I. and Horsch, A. (2021). Balancing restrictions and access to maternity care for women and birthing partners during the COVID-19 pandemic: the psychosocial impact of suboptimal care. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 128(11), pp. 1720-1725. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16844

Abstract

The women's right to respectful and dignified care during labour and childbirth is strategically accepted. As management committee members of the EU COST Action CA18211 network ('DEVOTION') focused on traumatic childbirth (www.ca18211.eu), we are concerned with ensuring a positive birth experience for all. We work on a pan-European level to ensure women's rights to give birth in a clinically and psychologically safe environment including during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
Date available in CRO: 19 Jul 2021 15:16
Date deposited: 19 July 2021
Date of acceptance: 2 July 2021
Date of first online publication: 16 July 2021
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26461
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