Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 5, Pages 464 - 469 2020-09-04

The effect of prenatal classes on pregnant women when deciding the delivery type and coping with labor pain

Berrin Göktuğ KADIOĞLU [1] , Esra ÇINAR TANRIVERDİ [2] , Elif Burcu GÖKTÜRK [3]


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. 
Prenatal class, pain during delivery, cesarean section
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Primary Language en
Subjects Obstetrics and Gynecology
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-8712-318X
Author: Berrin Göktuğ KADIOĞLU (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences, Erzurum Region Training and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8857-3986
Author: Esra ÇINAR TANRIVERDİ
Institution: Department of Medical Education, Atatürk University School of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-7724-2372
Author: Elif Burcu GÖKTÜRK
Institution: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erzurum Nenehatun Maternity Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : January 9, 2019
Acceptance Date : August 21, 2019
Publication Date : September 4, 2020

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