Reasons for Pregnant Women to Choose Caesarean Section in Baghdad City

Suhad Khairi


Objective: To determine the reasons for pregnant women to choose Caesarean section

Methodology: A descriptive analytic study was conducted for fifty pregnant woman or a woman who born caesarean in three maternity hospitals for the period from December 26 to January 31 2014. The questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection and use descriptive statistics to analyze the results.

Results: The study revealed that the highest percentage (26%) of the sample of the study ranged in age (25-29), (30-34) years respectively, with the mean age and SD of study sample is 27.69 ± 6.29, and was (32%) of the study sample primary school graduates, and (17%) and (16.5%) of the study sample choose caesarean section because fear to loss their babies and fear of pain of birth respectively.

Recommendations: The study recommended the need for health professionals to educate women about the actual risks that are associated with mode of delivery and should be part of women education at the antenatal period. Studies may be required to determine the untested information about the risks of caesarean delivery.

Conclusion: The study concluded that fearing to loss her baby and labor pain were the main causes that stay behind the women who chose to have C/S.

Key words: Reasons, Pregnant women, chose, Caesarean Section (C/S).

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