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Title: Birth preferences by nulliparous women and their partners in Turkey
Authors: Serçekuş, Pınar
Egelioğlu Cetişli, Nuray
İnci, Fadime Hatice
Keywords: Cesarean section
Fear of childbirth
Nurses
Preference
Vaginal delivery
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the preferences of nulliparous women and their partners in giving birth and the reasons for these preferences. Methods: The sample in this cross-sectional study consisted of 162 pregnant women in the last trimester of pregnancy and their partners. Data collection was accomplished using a questionnaire. Results: It was found that most women (90.8%) and their partners (92%) preferred a vaginal birth. The couples' birth preferences were generally similar to one another. The main reasons for the choice of a vaginal birth were that it was natural and healthier for the mother and child and that recovery and discharge from the hospital were quicker. The main reasons for the choice of cesarean section were fear of childbirth and not putting the baby at risk. Conclusions: Antenatal education may help to reduce the number of elective cesarean sections by changing the negative perceptions of vaginal birth and reducing the fear of childbirth.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11499/3870
ISSN: 1877-5756
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Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Koleksiyonu
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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