SERIES ONE: Birth Trauma - EPISODE THREE: Maternity experiences, birth trauma and the BESt study with Dr Hazel Keedle

Series One: Birth Trauma

Episode Three: Maternity experiences, birth trauma and the BESt study with Dr Hazel Keedle

In this episode we chat with the awesome Dr Hazel Keedle. We dive deep into the background of and findings from The Birth Experience Study (BESt) and how it has contributed to and informed The NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Birth Trauma.

Dr Hazel Keedle is a Senior Lecturer of Midwifery and Director of Academic Midwifery Programs at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University. Hazel has experience as a clinician in nursing and midwifery, she’s also an educator, and a researcher. Her research interests are vaginal birth after caesarean, birth trauma, and maternity experiences, which she explores primarily using feminist mixed methodologies. Dr Keedle is the author of the book "Birth after Caesarean: Your Journey to a Better Birth," which is based on her PhD findings. Dr. Keedle is also the lead researcher on the largest Australian maternity experiences survey, The Birth Experience Study (BESt) and the BESt International Collaboration.

Here are the papers discussed:

  • Pelak, H., Dahlen, H.G. & Keedle, H. A content analysis of women’s experiences of different models of maternity care: the Birth Experience Study (BESt). BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 23, 864 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-023-06130-2
  • Keedle, H. & Dahlen, H. G. (2023). Incorporating co-design principles and social media strategies to enhance cross-sectional online survey participation: The Birth Experience Study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 00, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12945
  • Keedle, H., Lockwood, R., Keedle, W., Susic, D., & Dahlen, H. G. (2023). What women want if they were to have another baby: the Australian Birth Experience Study (BESt) cross-sectional national survey. BMJ open, 13(9), e071582. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-071582
  • Keedle, H., Keedle, W., & Dahlen, H. G. (2022). Dehumanized, Violated, and Powerless: An Australian Survey of Women’s Experiences of Obstetric Violence in the Past 5 Years. Violence Against Women, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012221140138
  • Keedle, H., & Willo, P. (2022). A Poetic Inquiry of Traumatic Birth Through Bearing Witness. Qualitative Inquiry, 28(8-9), 938-945. https://doi.org/10.1177/10778004221093424


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