Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

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Madhumithaa N*, N Hephzibah Kirubamani

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A survey of women’s birth experiences using the Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised Indicator (BSS-RI)

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Author Details : Madhumithaa N*, N Hephzibah Kirubamani

Volume : 8, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 35-38

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Background and Aims: Birth satisfaction is the key indicator for maternal and perinatal services. Analysis of birth experience is important to improve maternity care. The objective of this article is to assess the birth experience of the women delivering at Saveetha Medical College and Hospital and to compare the satisfaction scores in different modes of delivery and the satisfaction scores amongst women based on their parity.
Materials and Methods: Prospective cross-sectional observational study was conducted after ethical clearance and informed consent, among 100 women going through delivery at Saveetha Medical College,
Obstetrics and Gynaecology department. The women were assessed by interview method with the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator and made to score from 0-2. The demographic details of the patient and the type of delivery along with their parity were also included. The results were analysed statistically based on which the care given during intrapartum period can be improved.
Results: Amongst the 100 women who participated in the study, 31 were primiparas and 57% of the women underwent normal vaginal delivery. The average score in women undergoing normal delivery was 5.15, with Caesarean section having an average score of 4.62. Multiparous women had an average score of 5.24 compared to primiparous women, who had an average score of 4.22.
Interpretation and Conclusion: The satisfaction scores of women who underwent normal vaginal delivery was better than those who underwent Caesarean sections. Also, primiparas experienced more distress during labour compared to multiparas.

Keywords: Assessment, Birth experience, Birth satisfaction scale, Caesarean delivery, Multiparas, Primiparas, Vaginal delivery.

How to cite : Madhumithaa N, Kirubamani N H , A survey of women’s birth experiences using the Birth Satisfaction Scale–Revised Indicator (BSS-RI). Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2021;8(1):35-38

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