Birthing experience of women who have undergone normal deliver in a selected community of India.

  • Nancy Fernandes Pereira L. T. College of Nursing, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. India
  • Shobha Gaikwad Assistant Professor L. T. College of Nursing, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. India
  • Andrea Hemmerich Professor Queen’s University Canada
  • Rajani P. Mullerpatan Professor & Director MGM School of Physiotherapy, India
  • Bela Agarwal Assistant Professors, MGM School of Physiotherapy. India
Keywords: Birthing, Birthing experience of women, normal deliver

Abstract

A study was conducted on “Birthing experience of women who have undergone normal deliver in a selected community of India”. The purpose of the study was to provide support & comfortable position to women during birthing process. A qualitative research approach was used to analyze the interview & content analysis was done. The finding of the study reviled that work experience of ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwifes) & ASHA workers, was important because with increase in number of cases they felt skillful & confident. In terms of facilities for delivery it was identified that there was no special arrangement of rooms available, they had to conduct delivery single handedly, and the position for delivery commonly used was the traditional position supine position with legs flexed & drawn towards the abdomen. The findings related to the mother evolved over their experience because all the mothers wanted a pleasant experience of delivery. The study concluded that squatting position which is adopted in daily activities of life among Indians which increased the pelvic dimension is not used during child birth.

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