Table 1

Category system.

Sub-categories

Categories

Theme


Knowing the woman

Preparing for the birth

No rushing and tearing about

Knowledge of birth

Making the room inviting


No rushing

Going along with the physiological process

Listening to the woman

Identifying signs

Being responsive


Home environment

Creating a sense of security

Communication Focus on the relationship


Changing positions

The critical moment

Guiding the woman

Handling the pain


Warm cloths Holding against baby's head Effects of the midwife

Midwifery skills


Lindgren et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-6

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