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Maternal Perception and Experiences of Cesarean Section Delivery, an Exploratory Study in Jordan
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  • Tareq Mukattash,
  • Sayer Al-azzam,
  • Reham Yafawi,
  • Anan Jarab,
  • Mohammad Nusair,
  • Rana Abu Farha,
  • Nasr Alrabadi
Tareq Mukattash
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Sayer Al-azzam
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Reham Yafawi
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Anan Jarab
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Mohammad Nusair
Yarmouk University
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Rana Abu Farha
Applied Science Private University
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Nasr Alrabadi
Jordan University of Science and Technology
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Abstract

Objectives: This study aims to determine females’ views, experiences, and attitudes regarding the cesarean section (CS) and to explore the factors that increase the prevalence of CS in Jordan. Method: This is a cross-sectional study using a questionnaire that was distributed electronically through social media websites. Study participants included 1005 females with a history of at least one CS. Awareness, experiences about CS, complications, and reasons for performing CS were investigated. Result: Most of the respondents stated that the source of there knowledge about CS was from the internet (36.2%) followed by family and friends (31.6%). The majority of respondents were satisfied with their CS experience (72.=8%). More than half of the participants (56.9%) reported that CS carries no risk for infants. About 53% of respondents stated that the most common reason leading women to choose to give birth via CS is the fear of labor pain. However, the majority of the respondents disagree with performing CS under maternal request (59.2%). Conclusion: This study indicated that Jordanian females don’t have reliable sources of information about CS. This leads to lower awareness of CS and its complications and, as expected, CS is more likely to be performed by privately insured women.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

24 Apr 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
28 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
28 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
26 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned