Epidural Painless Delivery: A Phenomenology Research

P Hasanzahraei, N Mehran, N Fathizadeh, H.A Abedi


BACKGROUND: Regarding the recent increase in elective cesarean and satisfaction of women and physician, the Iranian
government has tried to solve this problem by epidural painless delivery (E.P.D). Because of opposite views of people
and society about epidural, this Study was done to find the real experiences of people. Its aim was description of
mother's experiences of epidural painless delivery.
METHODS: This is a qualitative, phenomenological study. We selected 12 pregnant women that under wont epidural
painless delivery in Shabihkhani Hospital. We used sampling method of based on object and continued until reaching
fullness of information. We used depth interview for collection of information. Data analysis was done via collaizzi
seven-stage method.
RESULTS: findings of these interviews were classified in 195 codes and 9 themes and 3 main concepts, consisting of
choice of painless delivery, nature of painless delivery, the role of human resources and managing system.
CONCLUSIONS: Mothers' good experience of epidural painless delivery leads to choosing this kind for the next delivery,
suggesting it to others and results in decreasing elective cesarean rate.
KEY WORDS: Painless delivery, epidural, phenomenology

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