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Special Issue Article - Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology (2021) Volume 5, Issue 1

Non-medicated Childbirth in a Tertiary Medical Center:

Non-medicated childbirth has positive empowering experience for the patients. However, according to studies only few patients undergo non-medicated childbirth. This was a qualitative study survey exploring the attitudes on non-medicated natural childbirth among obstetricians practicing at a tertiary medical center. Most of the participants believed that they were educated on nonmedicated childbirth, however, less than half of the participants routinely discussed it to their patients and can convince to undergo non-medicated childbirth. Factors such as knowledge on alternative methods, demand of time, decision-making, availability of birth facilities, influence of birth companions and malpractice litigations, all contributed to obstetricians? attitude on non-medicated childbirth.

Author(s): Kristina A. Quetulio

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