1:Husserlian Phenomenology Reflected in Caring Science Childbearing Research; 2: Lifeworld Phenomenology for Caring and Health Care Research by Karin Dahlberg; 3: From beginning to end: How to do Hermeneutic Interpretive Phenomenology by Elizabeth Smythe; 4: Phenomenological Research Approaches: Mapping the Terrain of Competing Perspectives by Maura Dowling; 5: Lesbian Women's Experiences of Being Different in Irish Health Care by Mel Duffy; 6: Women's Lived Experiences of Severe Early Onset of Preeclampsia: A Hermeneutic Analysis by Joyce Cowan, Elizabeth Smythe & Marion Hunter; 7: The Meaning of Giving Birth from a Long-term Perspective for Childbearing Women by Ingela Lundgren; 8: Abandonment of Being in Childbirth by Gill Thomson; 9:Parents' Participation in the Care of their Child in Neonatal Intensive Care by Marie Berg & Helena Wigert; 10: A Poetic Hermeneutic Phenomenological Analysis of Midwives Being With Woman During Childbirth by Lauren Hunter; 11: Revealing the Subtle Differences among Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Phenomenology holds the Key by Cheryl Tatano Beck; 12: Heidegger's Contribution to Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research by Maria Healy; 13: Authenticity and Poetics: What is Different About Phenomenology by Soo Downe, Gill Thomson & Fiona Dykes
Gill Thomson is a social scientist with extensive experience of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis in health and social care settings. She is currently Research Fellow at University of Central Lancashire, UK. Fiona Dykes is Professor of Maternal and Infant Health and Director of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) at University of Central Lancashire, UK. She is also an Adjunct Professor at University of Western Sydney. Fiona's research and teaching focuses on the global, socio-cultural and political influences upon infant and young child feeding practices. Soo Downe is Professor of Midwifery Studies at University of Central Lancashire, UK. Her main research focus is the nature of, and culture around, normal birth. She is the editor of Normal Childbirth: Evidence and Debate (2004, 2008), and the founder of the International Normal Birth Research conference series.