Women's perceptions of pain and discomfort after childbirth in Angola.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2005

Prophylactic treatment against postpartum haemorrhage is a widely investigated area and injection of Oxytocics has been considered as the best choice. The occurrence of postpartum pain and discomfort was studied in a population of birthing women in an overcrowded labour ward in Angola where the oxytocin-filled device Uniject was used. This study indicates that birthing women's perceived postpartum pain increases with parity and during breastfeeding, but does not confirm that injection of oxytocin increases pain and discomfort. This is an important finding, since it might facilitate the introduction of a management practice, likely to reduce haemorrhage-related maternal morbidity and mortality after delivery in underprivileged populations. The birthing women were, by and large, satisfied with the care and treatment provided, but the encounters with midwives seem to vary in quality. Further investigation is needed to elucidate parturient women's experience of postpartum pain and their perceptions of the quality of care and treatment.

Adult

Angola

Female

Humans

psychology

Perception

Parturition

Oxytocin

administration & dosage

administration & dosage

Postpartum Period

Pain

Oxytocics

Författare

Elisabeth Jangsten

Göteborgs universitet

Roland Strand

Engrácia Glória Gomez de Freitas

Anna-Lena Hellström

Göteborgs universitet

Annika Johansson

Staffan Bergström

African Journal of Reproductive Health

1118-4841 (ISSN)

Vol. 9 148-58

Ämneskategorier

Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi

Omvårdnad

PubMed

16623199