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Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2022) Volume 26, Issue 3

The effect of maternal satisfaction on postpartum quality of life according to delivery method.

This study aimed to determine the effect of maternal satisfaction at birth on postpartum quality of life according to the delivery method. It was conducted between April 15 and July 15, 2019 at the obstetrics and gynecology clinic of a training and research hospital. The sample of the study comprised 224 postpartum women, 161 of whom gave vaginal birth and 63 of whom had cesarean section. The data were collected using a descriptive information form, which was developed by the researcher and included socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of women, the maternal satisfaction scale for vaginal and cesarean delivery and postpartum quality of life scale. After obtaining the informed consent of the participants, the descriptive information form and the maternal satisfaction in birth scale were administered before discharge, and the postpartum quality of life scale was administered in the postpartum 4-6 weeks. The data were analyzed using SPSS for Windows 22.0, t-test, one way Anova test, post hoc analysis, Scheffe test, and Pearson correlation and regression analysis. In the study, the mean age of mothers giving vaginal birth was 30.780 ± 7.537, and the mean age of those having cesarean section was 31.13 ± 8.089. Considering the employment status, 74.5% of mothers giving vaginal birth and 61.9% of those having cesarean section were employed. It was found that 64.6% of those giving vaginal birth and 52.4% of those having cesarean section were planned pregnancies, 90.1% of vaginal births and 79.4% of cesarean sections wanted pregnancy. In vaginal birth, the maternal satisfaction scale at birth was 134.70 which are below the cut-off score of 150.5, whereas that of the cesarean section was 142.00 points which is below the cut-off point of 146.5. ?n both vaginal birth and cesarean section, maternal satisfaction at birth increased the postpartum quality of life. As a result, the maternal satisfaction scale score at birth did not affect the postpartum quality of life scoring scale according to the delivery method.

Author(s): Duygu Cuce, Nuriye Pekcan, Pelin Uymaz*

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