The Effect of Imagination of the Pain of Vaginal Delivery and Cesarean Section on the Selection of Normal Vaginal Delivery in Pregnant Women Attending Clinics in Kerman University of Medical Sciences

Atghaee, Monavare and Nouhi, Esmat (2012) The Effect of Imagination of the Pain of Vaginal Delivery and Cesarean Section on the Selection of Normal Vaginal Delivery in Pregnant Women Attending Clinics in Kerman University of Medical Sciences. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 14 (7). pp. 44-50.

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Abstract

Introduction: Labor is one of the pains experienced by women during their life and fear of unknown causes increases pain and affects the selection of cesarean section modality of labor. This study aimed to determine the effect of imagination of the pain of vaginal delivery and cesarean section on the selection of normal vaginal delivery in pregnant women attending clinics in Kerman University of Medical Sciences. Methods: This descriptive and analytical research included 400 pregnant women in Kerman by random cluster sampling. The survey tool consisted of three parts: 1- Individual features 2- Conception of the pain of childbirth and 3- Questions related to the tendency of choosing the type of delivery. After acquiring the appropriate validity and reliability, data was analyzed, using simple frequency tables, central distribution criteria t-test, one-way ANOVA, Mann-Whitney U and Pearson correlation analysis. Results: The mean and standard deviation of responses to the attitude of pregnant women to vaginal delivery pain was 11.7±1.82 and the mean and SD of pregnant women attitude to cesareandelivery pain 2.18±10.94 (P value=0.046). Average negative attitude to labor by vaginal delivery was more than cesarean group. Mean and SD scores of pregnant women who selected cesarean delivery was 19.38±3.6 compared to those who selected/vaginal delivery (18.56±3.18) There was significant difference between the two group (P value=0.02). Between perceived pain intensity and desire to vaginal delivery there was a significant inverse correlation. Conclusion: Imagination of the pain of childbirth can affect the preference of the type of delivery. Based on research results significantly increase negative perceptions of the natural childbirth tend to have decreased. So it is necessary to decrease anxiety and fear caused by misconceptions of vaginal delivery through education and increasing of awareness of pregnant mothers and thereby encouraging mothers to select normal vaginal delivery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 13:57
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 13:57
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5126

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