“Missing Pieces”—A Study of Postpartum Feelings
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 4, Issue 4, pages 159–164, December 1977
How to Cite
Affonso, D. D. (1977), “Missing Pieces”—A Study of Postpartum Feelings. Birth, 4: 159–164. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1977.tb01234.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: A study of postpartal women revealed components of their childbirth experience have been perceived to be missing. Behavioral manifestations and situations which make women vulnerable to encountering “missing pieces” are described. Suggestions are made to help women reconstruct the childbirth experience into a meaningful whole.