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Ambivalence Towards Childbirth in a Medicalized Context: A Qualitative Inquiry Among Iranian Mothers

Sedigheh Sedigh Mobarakabadi 1 , Khadijeh Mirzaei Najmabadi 1 , * and Mahmoud Ghazi Tabatabaie 2
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1 Department of Nursing and Midwifery School, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran
2 Department of Demography and Population Studies, University of Tehran, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: March 01, 2015, 17 (3); e24262
  • Published Online: March 20, 2015
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: September 30, 2014
  • Revised: November 18, 2014
  • Accepted: December 9, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.24262

To Cite: Sedigh Mobarakabadi S, Mirzaei Najmabadi K, Ghazi Tabatabaie M. Ambivalence Towards Childbirth in a Medicalized Context: A Qualitative Inquiry Among Iranian Mothers, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015 ; 17(3):e24262. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.24262.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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