Preparing Primigravid Women for Childbirth: Behavioral Responses to Labour Pain and Outcome of Labour

Karkada , Eva Chris and Noronha, Judith Angelitta and D'Souza, Sonia RB (2010) Preparing Primigravid Women for Childbirth: Behavioral Responses to Labour Pain and Outcome of Labour. International Journal of Nursing Education, 2 (2). pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

Objective :To determine the effectiveness of childbirth preparation class in terms of behavioural responses during first stage of labour and outcome of labour in terms of maternal and neonatal outcome, among primigravid women in selected hospitals of Udupi district Karnataka. Methods An evaluative approach using a quasi experimental non equivalent group post test only design was used. The test group consisted of 60 healthy primigravidas of whom 30 participated in the childbirth preparation class and another 30 made up the control group. The effectiveness was assessed by means of Student's ‘t’ test and Chi-square test. Results Statistically significant differences between the groups were found in behavioural responses in first stage of labour, nature of delivery and neonatal outcome. Statistically significant differences in duration of labour were not observed. Conclusion;Childbirth preparation class for pregnant women focuses on preventive and promotive care and creates a childbirth experience that is safer, positive and satisfying for the childbearing women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Childbirth preparation class, Primigravid women, Behavioural responses in labour, Outcome of labour
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2011 06:37
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 06:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/735

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