International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART E
Satisfaction of women with care during labour and childbirth: A study
Author(s): Sadiqa Shafiq
Women’s satisfaction with maternity services, especially care during birth and labor, has become increasingly important to health care providers, administrators, and policy makers. Research shows that women’s satisfaction with childbirth is partly related to the health and well-being of the mother and her baby. The current study aims at finding whether women are satisfied with care during labor and birth in Kashmir. For the current study 100 women who had recently experienced childbirth and were still admitted in hospital were selected from both the rural and urban areas of Kashmir region.50% women had normal delivery, while as, 5%, & 45% had forceps and caesarean delivery respectively. Rural woman 51.2% (n=43) are satisfied with cleanliness and comfort in the hospital as compared to urban women 48.8% (n=41). However, a higher number of women (n=62) were not satisfied with the drug and equipment and (n=76) were not satisfied with accessibility of toilets, out of which 47.4% (n=36) belong to rural areas and 52.6% (n=40) belong to urban areas. (n= 77) report that staff assists in breast feeding, out of which 53.2% (n=41) belong to rural area and 46.8% (n=36) belong to urban area. It can be concluded that we get a mixed response from the subjects, most of the rural women in Kashmir are quite satisfied with Care during Labor and Childbirth as compared to urban women, however, certain areas need prompt action and attention especially in supplies and equipment in birth centers and the amenities and interpersonal aspects in the public hospital.
How to cite this article:
Sadiqa Shafiq. Satisfaction of women with care during labour and childbirth: A study. International Journal of Home Science. 2017; 3(3): 286-292.