Accession Number:

ADA634086

Title:

The Effects of Prenatal Expectations on Postpartum Outcomes in Lamaze-Prepared Women

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-18

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

This dissertation examined the prenatal expectations for medication usage during parturition of Lamaze-prepared women, and the effects of both their realization and non-realization on a number of factors associated with childbirth. A total of 58 primiparous women who were enrolled in Lamaze classes were interviewed both prenatally and at approximately 2 weeks postpartum. The prenatal evaluation consisted of a number of items designed to assess a womans expectations for medication during parturition and the extent to which a drug-free delivery very was important to her. Responses on these items were used to classify women into expectation categories. A total of 29 50 women were classified as expecting no medication and 29 50 were classified as expecting medication.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE