:: Volume 21, Issue 2 (6-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(2): 44-50 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Childbirth preparation Classes on the duration of admission and satisfaction of mothers
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Abstract Introduction: Increasing the duration of admission and labor has harmful effects on mother and fetus . Lack of maternal education and preparedness increase medical intervention and create complications for both mother and baby.Therefore,Childbirth preparation classes during pregnancy can be an appropriate solution to address these problems. Materials & Methods: This was a HSR and descriptive – analytical sort of research , which was performed during 2009-2011 in Arak Taleghani Hoapital .170 nulliparous pregnant women who were selected by simple sampling , were assigned in to two group ( case and control) .Case group participated in preparation classes for eight sessions , 2 hours once two weeks , and trained with a coach of midwifery.Control group received only usual pregnancy care.The duration of admission and satisfaction of mothers were assessed and gathered by questionnaire . Data were analyzed by SPSS software. Findings:Duration of admission in the case group ( 30.70±11.14hours) was significantly shorter than the control group (38.17±15.33hours.p=0.001).Satisfaction rate of mothers in the case group ( 94.20%) was significantly higher than the control group ( 67.24% . p=0.001). Conclusion :Our study showed Childbirth preparation classes decrease duration of admission and increase satisfaction of mothers . Therefore it is recommended that all pregnant women participate in these classes during pregnancy.
Keywords: Key Words: Childbirth preparation classes, duration of second stage of labor, satisfaction of mothers
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: obstetrics and gynecology
Received: 2011/10/19 | Accepted: 2013/08/6 | Published: 2013/09/1

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