A Comparative Study to Assess the Problems Faced During Postnatal Period among Mothers with Normal Vaginal Delivery and Cesarean Delivery at Selected Private Maternity Care Hospital of the Nadiad City, Gujarat
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Introduction: Postnatal period brings many physiological changes in mothers. This period is crucial for the mother as there is a new addition to her life. Hence the health of the postnatal mother is associated with the type of delivery.
Objective: This study aims to assess and compare the problems faced during postnatal period among mothers with normal vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery.
Methods: Quantitative research approach & a comparative descriptive research design was used with 60 postnatal mothers who had fulfilled the inclusion criteria, among them 30 mothers with normal vaginal delivery and 30 mothers with cesarean delivery were selected using purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using modified standardized observation checklist to assess the problems faced during postnatal period among mothers with normal vaginal delivery and cesarean delivery.
Setting: The postnatal ward of selected private maternity care hospital-N.D. Desai medical college and hospital of Nadiad city, Gujarat.
Results: There was statistically significant difference found in problems faced during postnatal period in group 1 and group 2 which shows that mean difference between group 1 and group 2 was 1.79 and standard deviation 0.15. In group 1 overall percentage of severity of pain according to mild, moderate, severe and no pain criteria were 57%, 20%, 0% and 23% respectively and in group 2 overall percentage of severity of pain according to mild, moderate, severe and no pain criteria were 0%, 70%, 30% and 13% respectively
Conclusion: The study concluded that postnatal mothers with cesarean delivery have to face more problems than those following normal vaginal delivery. The level of pain score was also high in mothers with cesarean delivery.
- Cesarean delivery (CD)
- normal vaginal delivery (NVD)
- postnatal period
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