The lived experience of postpartum women receiving rooming-in care

Lie Chu Lin*, Tsorng Yeh Lee, Su Chen Kuo, Pei Fan Mu, Hong Quen Shu

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A phenomenological study was conducted to explore the lived experience of postpartum women receiving rooming-in care. Subjects (n = 21) were recruited from a medical center in Taichung. Data were collected by a demographic questionnaire, open-ended interview guide and a tape recorder. Content analysis by Giorgi's method was used, and identified four themes. Because of early contact women who receive rooming-in care in postpartum can perceive the happiness and suffering of nursing their baby, promote the success of breastfeeding, and increase family cohesion, but in this process women also have some needs and concerns. The results of this study can enable professional staff to understand the lived experience of postpartum woman receiving rooming-in care, so that nurses can provide care that meets their needs and enhance their willingness to participate. In this way, rooming-in care can be extended into family-centered maternity care and create baby-friendly hospitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2004


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