Effects of Labor Support by a Female Relative on Suffering from Labor Pain, Coping with Labor Pain, and Satisfaction with Childbirth Experiences Among Primiparous Parturients

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ชาลินี เจริญสุข สุพิศ ศิริอรุณรัตน์ ตติรัตน์ เตชะศักดิ์ศรี



            This quasi-experimental research aimed to examine effects of labor support by a female relative on suffering from labor pain, coping with labor pain, and satisfaction with childbirth experience. A convenience sampling was used to recruit a samples of 50 primiparous paturients who met the study inclusion criteria. They were assigned into an experimental group and a control group for 25 in each group equally. The paturients in the experimental group received both labor support by a female relative and the regular nursing care, whereas those in the control group received only regular nursing care. Resrearch instruments included the suffering from labor pain’s scale, the coping with labor pain’s scale, and the satisfaction with childbirth experiences questionnaire. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, frequency, mean, standard deviation, chi-square test, and Independent t-test.

          The results revealed that the mean score of satisfaction with childbirth experiences of participants in the experimental group was significantly higher than those in the control group (p< .05). However, the mean scores of suffering from labor pain and coping with labor pain were found no difference.  These findings suggested that midwifes should utilize this labor support by a female relative to take care of the parturients in order to promote satisfaction with childbirth experiences.


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