Vécu Psychologique De La Parturiente En Salle D’accouchement À La Maternité Du Centre Hospitalier Départemental Et Universitaire Du Borgou À Parakou (BENIN)

  • Achille Awadé Afoukou Obossou UER en gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Parakou (Bénin)
  • Kabibou Salifou UER en gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Parakou (Bénin)
  • Moufalilou Aboubakar UER en Gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté des sciences de la Santé, Université d’Abomey Calavi
  • Fanny Maryline Nouessèwa Hounkponou Ahouingnan UER en gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Parakou (Bénin)
  • Angéline Josiane Tonato Bagnan UER en Gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté des sciences de la Santé, Université d’Abomey Calavi (Bénin)
  • Benjamin Ignace Bodounrin Hounkpatin UER en Gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté des sciences de la Santé, Université d’Abomey Calavi (Bénin)
  • Rachidi Imorou Sidi UER en gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Parakou (Bénin)
  • Mahublo Vinadou Vodouhe UER en gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Parakou (Bénin)
  • Landry Araye UER en gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Parakou (Bénin)
  • René Xavier Perrin UER en Gynécologie Obstétrique, Faculté des sciences de la Santé, Université d’Abomey Calavi (Bénin)

Abstract

Objective: To study parturient women’s psychological real-life experience in the delivery room of CHUD-B maternity hospital. Patients and Methods: This study shows a descriptive cross-sectional study with an analytical aim and a prospective data collection. It involves 100 parturient women who had a vaginal delivery at the gynecology and obstetrics department of Departmental University Teaching Hospital of Borgou. It covered the period from June 11 th to August 11 th 2014. Results: The average age of the parturient women was 27 years old ± 5.55. The parturient women were predominantly Muslims (58%), married (48%), and out-of-school (36%). They had a monogamous relationship (77%) with their husbands (66%). Also, they had conflict with the people around them (22%). They were anxious (58%), distressed (27%), and timorous and restless (57%). The main reasons for stress noticed among these parturient women were related to the fear of stillbirth (82%), a malformed child (76%), an infected newborn baby (76%), obstetrical trauma in the newborn baby (58%), and the newborn baby’s sex (26%). Subsequently, the fears of the parturient women were: the cesarean section (64%), maternal death (58%), the pain of childbirth (48%), traumatic maternal injury (47%), post-partum hemorrhage (45%), and the inability to face childbirth (31%). The parturient women before getting into the delivery room confided in traditional religious authorities (36%) who were either healers or marabous, witch doctors, spiritual advisors, or Christian priests. Conclusion: Delivery causes anxiety among parturient women whose apprehensions were about the pain of childbirth, the unborn baby, and their own mental ability to overcome the trial.

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Published
2017-07-31
How to Cite
Obossou, A. A. A., Salifou, K., Aboubakar, M., Ahouingnan, F. M. N. H., Bagnan, A. J. T., Hounkpatin, B. I. B., Sidi, R. I., Vodouhe, M. V., Araye, L., & Perrin, R. X. (2017). Vécu Psychologique De La Parturiente En Salle D’accouchement À La Maternité Du Centre Hospitalier Départemental Et Universitaire Du Borgou À Parakou (BENIN). European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(21), 407. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n21p407