Rūta Arlauskaitė, Vilda Baliulienė, Asta Zavackienė, Jūratė Tomkevičiūtė, Andrius Macas, Kęstutis Rimaitis


Aim of the study. To evaluate the knowledge and the information about labour analgesia that is provided for pregnant women. Methods: A retrospective cohort study was carried in a teaching hospital during 2015 08-09. The questionnaires were given to all parturients after delivery. Results: 110 questionnaires were given, the response rate was 94.5%. Knowledge of the parturients about possible methods of labour analgesia was sufficient. The most known natural and pharmacological labour analgesia methods were breathing exercises and epidural analgesia respectively. Information provided about advantages and disadvantages of labour analgesia is insufficient. The number of parturients who chose pharmacological and nonpharmacological methods was almost equal. Conclusions: Most of parturients knew about epidural labour analgesia, but they knew just a few natural methods. More information should be provided for women during pregnancy.

Keyword(s): labour analgesia; pharmacological and nonpharmacological methods.
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2016.096
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