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Management and women's experiences of pregnancies lasting more than 41 gestational weeks

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Title: Management and women's experiences of pregnancies lasting more than 41 gestational weeks
Authors: Wessberg, Anna
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2019
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Parts of work: I. Elden, H., Hagberg, H., Wessberg, A., Sengpiel, V., Herbst, A., Bullarbo, M., Bergh, C., Bolin, K., Malbasic, S., Saltvedt, S., Stephansson, O., Wikström, A-K., Ladfors, L., Wennerholm, U-B. Study protocol of SWEPIS a Swedish multicentre register based randomised controlled trial to compare induction of labour at 41 completed gestational weeks versus expectant management and induction at 42 completed gestational weeks. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 Mar 7;16:49

II. Wennerholm, U-B.,*#, Saltvedt, S.,*, Wessberg, A., Alkmark, M., Bergh, C., Brismar Wendel, S., Fadl, H., Jonsson, M., Ladfors, L., Sengpiel, V., Wesström, J., Wennergren, G., Wikström, A-K., Elden, H.**, Stephansson, O.**, Hagberg, H.** Induction of labour at 41 weeks versus expectant management until 42 weeks (the Swedish postterm induction study - SWEPIS), a multicentre, open label, randomised, superiority trial. Submitted. *shared first authorship; **shared senior authorship.

III. Wessberg, A., Lundgren, I., Elden, H. Being in limbo: Women's lived experiences of pregnancy at 41 weeks of gestation and beyond - A phenomenological study.. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jun 2;17(1):162.

IV. Wessberg, A. Lundgren, I., Elden, H. Late-term pregnancy: Navigating in unknown waters – A hermeneutic study. Women and Birth, 2019 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Date of Defence: 2019-09-27
Disputation: Fredagen den 27 september 2019, kl. 09.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinargatan 3; Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: experiences
late-term pregnancy
perinatal mortality,
postterm pregnancy
prenatal care
Abstract: It is well known that the risks for complications of both the foetus and the mother increase in post-term pregnancy. To date, there is no uniform worldwide guideline for when to induce a pregnant woman who has passed her estimated due date. Little research has been conducted about women’s own experiences of a pregnancy ≥41 gestational weeks. The overall aim for the thesis was: 1) to investigate if a policy of induction of labour at 41 gestational weeks is superior, in terms of neonatal and mater... more
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