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Craig

Craig's wife (Hana - Interview28) was expecting twins, her first pregnancy. At 37 weeks she started to feel very ill with suspected obstetric cholestasis. His wife's labour was induced but she was soon rushed through for an emergency caesarian section.

  • Background

    Craig is a software engineer, married with twins. White British.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Mike

    Although Mike's wife (Joanna - Interview 07) had caesarean with her first baby, they were advised she could try for a natural birth. Jo went into labour at home, 9 days overdue. A searing pain developed. She had had a uterine rupture which was undiscovered. Their baby died in utero.

  • Background

    Mike is a police officer, married with one daughter. His wife was expecting their second daughter. White British.

  • Age at interview 34
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Hana

    Hana was expecting twins, her first pregnancy. At 37 weeks she started to feel very ill with suspected obstetric cholestasis. Her labour was induced but she was soon rushed through for an emergency caesarian section.

  • Background

    Hana is a manager in banking and finance. She is married with twins, a boy and girl. White British.

  • Age at interview 38
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Debbie

    Debbie was expecting her second child, after her first daughter was delivered by emergency caesarian. She hoped for a vaginal birth after caesarian (VBAC). But during labour she felt a searing pain. Her uterus had ruptured and her daughter had to be delivered as an emergency.

  • Background

    Debbie is a teacher, married with two children. White British.

  • Age at interview 31
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Linda

    Linda has her daughter 23 years ago. It was a complicated birth as she was diagnosed with Bandls retraction ring during labour. Her daughter was delivered by caesarean, and she haemorrhaged. She had anemia for several months.

  • Background

    Linda is a PA, married with two grown up children. She described experiences twenty three years ago. White British.

  • Age at interview 57
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Belinda

    When she was pregnant with her first child Belinda suffered a lot of pain and discomfort which was finally diagnosed as appendicitis. She had an appendectomy at 32 weeks and an emergency caesarean at 34 weeks. Her daughter spent time in neo-natal intensive care before coming home.

  • Background

    Belinda is a scientific officer. She is married and lives with her husband and two children. White British.

  • Age at interview 36
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Deborah

    After an easy pregnancy with her fourth child Deborah was hoping for a water birth. When she was 12 days overdue Deborah went into hospital for induction. During labour, her son suffered hypoxia and died.

  • Background

    Deborah was pregnant with her fourth child. She is married and had three previous children. White British.

  • Age at interview 41
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Hannah

    Hannah had an emergency caesarean section with her first child, who was five. She needed an emergency c-section to deliver her second child. Complications, including a uterine rupture, lead to a haemorrhage and surgery. She spent several days in ITU and HDU before being reunited with her baby.

  • Background

    Hannah, a 34 year old editor, is married with two children. White British.

  • Age at interview 36
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Joanna

    Joanna's first daughter was delivered by caesarean and she was told she could try a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). She went into labour at home, 9 days overdue. She had a uterine rupture which was undiscovered. Her baby died in utero and was delivered during surgery to stop the haemorrhage.

  • Background

    Joanna is a medical sales representative, married with one daughter. This was her second pregnancy. White British.

  • Age at interview 32
  • Sex/Gender Female