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heidari T, ziaei S, ahmadi F, mohammadi E. Body and spirit promoting during pregnancy: A content analysis study. Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care. 2014; 22 (1) :5-14
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1178-en.html
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  Background: Spirituality as interesting dimension of well-being is important in childbearing women. Holistic approach to care in pregnancy requires focusing on unborn child and his spirit . Considering the primary role of the mother in the prenatal care of the foetus , the maternal behaviors associated with the spiritual health of him/her was explored.

  Methods: This study used a qualitative research design to explore spiritual experiences of pregnancy in the lives of 18 women by 28 unstructured interviews. Sampling conducted purposefully in Tehran in 2013. Themes were identified using conventional content analysis .

  Result: "Direct or indirect relationship with God” and” acceptable and blessed nutrition” is important experiences have emerged. Mothers tried to " promote the body and soul " of themselves to institutionalize the ideal spiritual and moral future of unborn child.

  Conclusion: These finding points to the importance of cultural and religious belief on spiritual care patterns of unborn child’s spirit in Iran that reflects the increasing need for more culturally competent perinatal care by midwives.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2014/02/5 | Accepted: 2014/04/19 | Published: 2014/04/28

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