Volume 32, Issue 1 (Winter 2024)                   Avicenna J Nurs Midwifery Care 2024, 32(1): 21-28 | Back to browse issues page


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1- Midwifery and Reproductive Health Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mother and Child Care Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Midwifery and Reproductive Health Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , sa_jahanara@yahoo.com
3- Modeling of Noncommunicable diseases Research center, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
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Background and Objective: Women’s satisfaction with the experience and process of childbirth is a decisive factor in the mental health of the family and society and also affects fertility intentions in that many women with bitter memories of a previous birth do not want to have children again. Accordingly, this study aimed to compare childbirth satisfaction based on the type of delivery performed at Fatemieh Hospital in Hamadan, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 242 pregnant women referred to Fatemieh Educational and Medical Center in Hamadan, Iran. Sampling was performed through available sampling among individuals who met the inclusion criteria. Written informed consent was obtained from the participants. Data collection tools were the demographic characteristics questionnaire and the McKay Childbirth Satisfaction Rating Scale, which were completed two hours after delivery until the mother was discharged from the hospital. Study data were collected according to the objectives of the study and analyzed using the SPSS statistical software (version 23). The significance level was set at 0.05.
Results: The results of this study showed that there was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of demographic variables. Out of 120 deliveries with spinal analgesia, 93 (77.5%) were dissatisfied with the delivery, and 27 (22.5%) were satisfied. In the routine delivery group, out of 122 patients, 98 (80.3%) were dissatisfied with the delivery, and 24 (19.7%) were satisfied. There was no statistically significant difference between the two groups in terms of women’s satisfaction with childbirth (P=0.6).
Conclusion: The findings show no statistically significant difference in women’s satisfaction with childbirth between the two methods of delivery, including spinal analgesia and routine delivery without analgesia.
Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Midwifery
Received: 2022/06/19 | Accepted: 2023/03/19 | Published: 2024/02/29

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