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“It’s all the rage these days”: University students’ attitudes toward vaginal and cesarean birth

2009    Stoll K, Fairbrother N, Carty E, Jordan N, Miceli C, Vostrcil Y, Willihnganz L. (2009). “It’s all the rage these days”: University students’ attitudes toward vaginal and cesarean birth. Birth, 36(2): 133-140. Abstract   Background: At 30 percent, British Columbia has the highest cesarean section rate in Canada. Little is known about the […]

Childbirth fear, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep deprivation in pregnant women

2009    Hall WA, Hauck YL, Carty EM, Hutton EK, Fenwick J, Stoll K. (2009). Childbirth fear, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep deprivation in pregnant women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 38(5): 567-576. Abstract   Objective: To explore women’s levels of childbirth fear, sleep deprivation, anxiety, and fatigue and their relationships during the third trimester […]

Assessing certified nurse-midwives’ attitudes towards planned home birth

2010    Vedam S, Aaker J, Stoll K. (2010). Assessing certified nurse-midwives’ attitudes towards planned home birth. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 55(2): 133-142.  Abstract   Introduction: Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) are prepared for care in many settings and could increase access to planned home birth for American women. However, only 4% […]

Stress and anxiety associated with lack of access to maternity services for rural parturient women

2011    Kornelsen J, Stoll K, Grzybowski S. (2011). Stress and anxiety associated with lack of access to maternity services for rural parturient women. The Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(1): 9-14. Abstract   Objective: The objective of this study is to compare the level of stress and anxiety between women resident in communities with different […]

Distance matters: A population based study examining access to maternity services for rural women

2011    Grzybowski S, Stoll K, Kornelsen J. (2011). Distance matters: A population based study examining access to maternity services for rural women. BMC Health Services Research, 11: 147. Abstract   Background: In the past fifteen years there has been a wave of closures of small maternity services in Canada and other developed nations which results […]