عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: Women’s experiences of childbirth are influenced by various factors. Labor induction is a commonly used procedure in obstetrical care and its impact on women's birth experiences is inconclusive. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and experience of primiparas and multiparas women with induced labor with oxytocin.
Materials and Methods: In this Descriptive-Comparative study a randomly sample of 400 primiparas and multiparas who delivered vaginally were interviewed. The data was collected by a questionnaire. For data analysis, it was used descriptive and analytical statistics t-test and Pearson's correlation.
Results: The results indicated 63% of primiparas women and 70% of multiparas women the overall level of knowledge and attitude with induction of labor was moderate. In association with the study of mothers' awareness and knowledge of induction of labor in primiparas women 69% vaginal examination, 62% fear of baby damage, 59% intensity of pain compared to spontaneous onset of labour was reported. Also, in multiparas women 65% mobility, 61% vaginal emanation and 57% involvement of mothers in the decision-making process about the beginning and end of labor induction was reported.
Conclusion: Labour induction affects women's experiences of birth and induced labour does result in lower satisfaction rates as compared to that following spontaneous onset. In order to improve care and thus increase women's satisfaction and personal experience of induction of labor, the information and awareness of women who are induced should be improved. Also, they need to be well supported.
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2020; 20:415.