Opinions of women towards cesarean delivery and priority issues of care in the postpartum period

Kisa S., Zeyneloglu S.

APPLIED NURSING RESEARCH, cilt.30, ss.70-75, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.11.004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.70-75


This study was conducted, in order to determine the opinions of women who had a cesarean delivery and the problems that they faced in the postpartum period. This descriptive study was conducted with 337 women who delivered babies by cesarean section. The data were collected using a semi-structured questionnaire. The results of the study showed that 53.4% of women underwent cesarean delivery for the first time, and 83.1% said that it was the obstetrician's decision to have a cesarean delivery. More than half of the women (61.1%) had a negative experience with cesarean delivery due to postpartum pain (44.7%) and inability to care for their infant (35.9%). The most common problems associated with cesarean delivery were postpartum pain (96.1%), back pain (68.2%), problems passing gas (62.0%), bleeding (56.1%), breastfeeding problems (49.6%) and limitation of movement (43.6%) respectively. Understanding the the opinions and problems of women towards cesarean delivery assists healthcare professionals in identifying better ways to provide appropriate care and support. (c) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.