Knowledge and Preference of Mothers Delivering at ALKadhumyia Teaching Hospital Regarding Caesarean Section and Normal Vaginal Delivery
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2010, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 512-518
Caesarean section rates are progressively rising in many parts of the world. One suggested reason is
increasing requests by women for caesarean section in the absence of clear medical indications.
To determined the medical and non medical reasons behind the caesarean section. To identify the
mothers preference to the mode of delivary and reasons behind this preference.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Across sectional study of 480 mothers was interviewed .The data was collected using a questionnaire
form includes information under two main headings: 1) Information related to the mother; these
include demographic and some obstetrical information, obstetrical 2) Knowledge of mothers
regarding reasons behind their caesarean section.3) Information related to mother preference.
The majority of mothers 317(66%) were delivered by Caesarean section ,the majority of Caesarean
section mothers (41%) were of (36-45) years of age , (47.3%) completed primary education., ( 89%)
of them reported medical reasons behind their Caeserean section, (25.9%) of mothers with medical
reasons reported a history of Caeserean section as the main medical reason .Regarding the non
medical reasons the majority of mothers (45.7%) reported Fear of vaginal delivery as the main non
medical reasons . The majority 384(80%) of mothers prefer NVD while only (20%) reported their
preference to C-section
The caesarean section rate was high, history of Caeserean section were the main medical reason
behind caesarean section , fear of vaginal delivary was the main non medicval reason behind
caesarean section. Majority of mothers prefer NVD than C-section
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