FSD2403 Pregnancy and Childbirth Stories 2001-2007

The dataset is (C) available for research only (including Master's, doctoral and Polytechnic/University of Applied Sciences Master's theses). The dataset may not be used for teaching, study (e.g. seminar papers, essays) or other theses (Bachelor's theses or equivalent).

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  • Homanen, Riikka (University of Tampere. Department of Women's Studies)
  • Kaartamo, Anna (University of Tampere. Department of Social Psychology)


childbirth, infants, mothers, postnatal depression, pregnancy


The data contain material from two separate studies. The first study (study A) was conducted by Riikka Homanen and is about the way women perceive their first pregnancies and births. The second study (study B) is about women who were pregnant and had symptoms of post-natal depression (even self-diagnosed). The data in both studies consist of stories which the participants wrote and sent to the researchers through mail or e-mail. In both studies, there was a strong emphasis on the experiences of the participants.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.

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