Exploratory Study of Women's Reactions to Having a Cesarean Birth
Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 88–94, June 1978
How to Cite
Affonso, D. D. and Stichler, J. F. (1978), Exploratory Study of Women's Reactions to Having a Cesarean Birth. Birth, 5: 88–94. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1978.tb01255.x
- Issue online: 31 MAR 2007
- Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: One hundred and five women who had cesarean sections were interviewed to assess their feelings about their births. Forty-one percent of the women were told they had to have a cesarean fewer than two hours before, and 35% were repeat cesareans. Statistical data are presented on women's reasons for feeling cesareans were harder, easier, or not different, including the finding that 30% felt relief at having a cesarean. Sources of stress and negative feelings after cesareans are discussed.