Women ’s experiences of antenatal transfer for threatened premature labour in NSW: A qualitative study

Each year thousands of pregnant women experiencing threatened premature labour are transferred considerable distances across Australia to access higher level facilities but only a small proportion of these women go on to actually give birth to a premature baby. Women from regional areas are required to move away from their home, children and support networks because of a perceived risk of birthing in a centre without neonatal intensive care facilities.
Source: Women and Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Source Type: research

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