Objectives: The purpose of the study is to determine the impacts of the prenatal classes on pregnant women while determining the type of delivery and coping with pain during delivery.
Methods: This study is descriptive. It involves analysis of 247 participants that were selected as samples from a known population of 653 pregnant women who participated in prenatal classes of our hospital. The prenatal classes took place for 3 weeks and 16 hours in total. They filled the forms regarding the class activities before and after the class. The data were evaluated by using SPSS 16.0 packaged software.
Results: The mean age of the pregnant women was 27.50 ± 4.60 years. The women, who had their first pregnancy, were 73.3%. Before the class, 62.8% declared that they were planning to have a vaginal delivery. The ones, who stated that they were afraid of pain, were 78.9%. In interviews after the classes, 89.5% of the participants stated that the classes affected their choice of delivery type. The rate of participants that found classes relieving for their anxiety and concerns was 94.70%. The rate of participants that had a vaginal delivery was 81.80%. The influence of the prenatal classes while determining the type of delivery was statistically significant. (p < 0.001 by Mc Nemar test).Conclusions: Participation with the prenatal class removes the anxiety of the pregnant women, encourages them to have vaginal delivery and contributes to decreasing the rate of cesarean sections.
|Subjects||Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Journal Section||Original Articles|
: January 9, 2019
|EndNote||%0 The European Research Journal The effect of prenatal classes on pregnant women when deciding the delivery type and coping with labor pain %A Berrin Göktuğ Kadıoğlu , Esra Çınar Tanrıverdi̇ , Elif Burcu Göktürk %T The effect of prenatal classes on pregnant women when deciding the delivery type and coping with labor pain %D 2020 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 6 %N 5 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.510935 %U 10.18621/eurj.510935|