|一位高齡婦女間隔多年再生育的生命意義=The Implication of Life for an Elder Woman Giving Birth Long after Her Primiparity
Meaning of life;
|This fieldwork study used a qualitative method and focuses on the psychological and sociological significance of a childbirth case of a 44-year-old woman who gave her first birth to a daughter 16 years ago. The author, with professional nursing background, had accompanied the woman for prenatal examines at a teaching hospital in Taipei since the eighth month of her pregnancy and treated her postnatal care as well. The writer also visited her family 12 times during the first month after her labor to get the data for case study. It found that from the case-studied mother's mentality six major concepts can be induced as follows:a. to approve physical reproductive ability,b. to expect a male baby carrying the family name,c. to consolidate her position in the family,d. to improve the husband-wife relationship,e. worrying about her children's reaction toward the new baby.Nowadays, fewer children are given in the families of younger generation; however, some personal or family factors do make a couple decide to have a new baby after a long period of their last child. This study may provide reference for nursing care of those similar cases.