Table 1

Category system.




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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