How do I overcome my fear of childbirth?

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Fear of childbirth: Understanding the causes, impact and treatment
"This article is based on a review of the literature related to fear of childbirth, and pragmatically considers issues for midwifery practice. Research shows that around one in ten women in the developed world is affected by severe and disabling fear of childbirth during pregnancy (Saisto and Halmesmaki, 2003). An important finding in the research is the significant link between fear of childbirth and caesarean section (for which the UK currently has very high rates). Fear is also associated with a negative birth experience. While personality and social factors are shown to raise the risk of severe fear of childbirth, midwives need to recognize that loss of control, misinformation and previous traumatic experiences have a serious detrimental effect on women's perceived capacity to give birth vaginally."
AUTHOR
Henrietta Otley
PUBLISHED
2011 in British Journal of Midwifery
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AUTHOR
Pinar Sercekus
PUBLISHED
2011 in TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin
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O668 The effect of childbirth preparation classes on fear of childbirth and severity of labor pain in pregnant women reoffered to Akbarabady hospital of Tehran, 2008
"Background: Childbirth is one of the greatest events in every woman's life. Despite, their fantasies about pregnancy and motherhood, when they confronted with the reality, many of them doubt their ability to cope with this great event in their lives. Influenced by family, friends and relatives, they get prepared in different ways as they approach the experience of childbirth. This preparation may be positive or negative, realistic or inaccurate. At this time, the mother needs lot of help for the realization and acceptance of childbirth as a normal physiological phenomenon. She needs to accept a healthy attitude towards pregnancy so that she might have a safe and emotionally satisfying experience of labor. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of childbirth preparation classes on fear of childbirth and labor pain intensity in pregnant women visited to Akbarabady hospital of Tehran, 2008. Methods: It was a program evaluation that performed in quasiexperimental approach. Questionnaire was used for data collection was Areskogs the fear of childbirth questionnaire that we added demographic characteristics and a standard pain number rating scale. Sample: 120 prim gravid pregnant women, aged 18-30 between 20-24 wells gestation, without any infertility, abortion and abnormal fetus history that referred to Akbarbady Hospital for delivery. Setting: Akbarabady hospital of Tehran. Result: There was statistical significant deference between means of fear of childbirth score of pregnant women that participated in preparation classes, before of education and after that (p = 0.000). But there wasn't statistical difference between means of fear of childbirth score of pregnant women that didn't participate in preparation classes, at 20-24th weeks gestation and 37th week (p = 0.438). It wan statistical significant deference between means of difference of fear of scores of two groups (p = 0.000). Difference in severity of labor pain between two groups were statistically significant (p = 0.000). Discussion and Conclusion: According to the study findings it seems that childbirth preparation class can be an effective way to decrease fear of childbirth, attendance in such classes could be a pleasant for the mother and probably an effective step in decreasing the number of selective caesarian section, witch are performed mainly because of fear of labor pain."
AUTHORS
F. Hossaini
A. Malekzadegan
B. Mohammadi Zeidi
M. Nazari Jeyrani
PUBLISHED
2009 in International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
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AUTHORS
Erja Halmesmäki
Teija Könönen
Jari-Erik Nurmi
Katariina Salmela-Aro
Terhi Saisto
PUBLISHED
2001 in Obstetrics & Gynecology
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AUTHOR
Berit Sjögren
PUBLISHED
1998 in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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Are presidential democracies more prone to becoming dictatorships than parliamentary democracies?
24 studies
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Do formula-fed infants sleep more than breastfed infants?
15 studies
Submitted by: EZabel 110

Do formula-fed infants sleep more than breastfed infants?
15 studies
Submitted by: EZabel 110

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