Physiological plateaus during childbirth: De-identified research data 2020-2022

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Edith Cowan University

School or Research Centre

School of Nursing and Midwifery


Australian Government (Research Training Program Scholarship)


This dataset comprises curated (de-identified/anonymised) research data of a grounded theory study, collected between 2020 to 2022 in Australia. The dataset includes interview data of 20 midwives who participated in this study, with an average interview duration of one hour per participant. Data is made available in the form of condensed verbatim transcripts (PDF and Microsoft Word format available, including transcription key), and a reduced demographics table (PDF and Microsoft Excel format available).

Additional Information

Access to the full dataset can be requested by emailing the author and completing a data access request form. This mediated access seeks to ensure that research data remains non-identifiable and is shared/re-used in accordance with The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (e.g., the aim and method of the proposed data re-use is appropriate and ethical).



Research Activity Title

Physiological plateaus during childbirth: A constructivist grounded theory and novel definition

Research Activity Description

Constructivist grounded theory study


This data was collected through individual semi-structured interviews, conducted face-to-face and online (via online video conference or phone) with twenty midwives across Australia. Interviews followed a participant-led approach (i.e., questions of each interview differ). Key topics of interviews include: (1) What patterns of labour and birth midwives perceive as 'normal'/physiological, (2) What midwives think and do when labour slows down/pauses/stops, (3) How midwives conceptualise 'physiological plateaus' during childbirth. A reduced demographics table (multiple variables removed for de-identification) lists participants' geographic location (state only), pseudonym, years' practise experience and work setting at the time of data collection, among other.

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Word transcripts: 80, 61, 62, 53, 73, 54, 90, 47, 57, 72, 44, 79, 18, 55, 56, 57, 52, 45, 56, 79, 65 KB. Excel demographics table: 22KB. Word Transcription Key: 60 KB.

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