Reactions to Transfer Out of a Hospital Birth Center: a Pilot Study


  • Irene Shaw B.A.

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    1. Researcher with the Monash Medical Sociology Research Group, is undertaking a postgraduate degree in Medical Anthropology at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
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ABSTRACT: Whereas a questionnaire survey of reactions to transfer from a midwife-run birth center indicated that transfer was reasonably well tolerated, later interviews conducted at home by non-medical personnel detected more negative and critical reactions.