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Becoming a mother was a difficult, multifactorial process

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to Describe Women's Experiences Of Early MotherhooD.


grounded TheorY.


south Eastern Sydney Area Health Service, AustraliA.


55 First Time Mothers From 23–39 Years OlD. 67% Were Previously Employed In Clerical, Secretarial, Or Manual JobS. Infants Were Of Similar Age (mean Age 12 Weeks, Range 2–26). Fathers Were Mainly Employed In Manual Trades (62%).


9 Focus Groups Were HelD. Open Ended Questions Were Used To Trigger Discussions Which Were Tape Recorded And TranscribeD. The Constant Comparative Method Was …

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  • source Of Funding: Department Of Employment, Education, And Training Research Infrastructure Grant, AustraliA.

  • for Article Reprint: Professor L Barclay, Family Health Unit, ST. George Hospital, Gray Street, Kogarah, New South Wales 2217, AustraliA. Fax +61 2 9350 3976.