Pain after childbirth and its impact on quality of life

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Pain after childbirth and its impact on quality of life
Key Take-Away: 

Pain, at the time of labor and in the post partum period significantly impairs the quality of life of every woman. In this particular study, the investigators have tried to present the association between the frequency of pain, the use of anesthesia and the method used for the delivery.

Public attitude towards labor pain and pain relief in labor is not fully formed. The objective was to study the frequency of formation of acute and chronic pain during delivery.

ABSTRACT: 
Background: 

Public attitude towards labor pain and pain relief in labor is not fully formed.

Public attitude towards labor pain and pain relief in labor is not fully formed. The objective was to study the frequency of formation of acute and chronic pain during delivery.

Methods: 

Retrospectively we surveyed 300 women 18-48 years old, who had childbirth naturally or by caesarean section for 4-6 months before the survey and analyzed the history of their chi

Retrospectively we surveyed 300 women 18-48 years old, who had childbirth naturally or by caesarean section for 4-6 months before the survey and analyzed the history of their childbirth.

Results: 

The obtained data showed that the problem with generic pain has real medical and social consequences, significantly altering the quality of life of women as during childbirth and the postpartum period. Of those surveyed, 74.9% of women in childbirth experienced severe pain during labor; which had 16.7% of women had led to a complete loss of mobility.

With approximately 20% of women believed the use of methods of anaesthesia was dangerous and 63% thought that anaesthesia is possible only under strict obstetric indications. Only 20% of pregnant women expected to give birth without pain. In 3-6 months. After labor representation mothers opinion was not changed significantly. In 1 month or more after delivery or cesarean section pain was presented in 21% of women, in 2-3 months--13.7%, in more than 3 months--7%. In 4.3% of the patients the pain persisted for 5-6 months.

 

Conclusion: 

Significant relationship between persistent for a long time after childbirth pain and the way the urgency of delivery, the method of anesthesia for caesarean section, the expression of acute pain during childbirth was not revealed.

 

Anesteziol Reanimatol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 60(2):47-5

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