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, Kabibou Salifou, Moufalilou Aboubakar, Fanny Maryline Nouessèwa Hounkponou Ahouingnan, Angéline Josiane Tonato Bagnan, Benjamin Ignace Bodounrin Hounkpatin, Rachidi Imorou Sidi, Mahublo Vinadou Vodouhe, Landry Araye, René Xavier Perrin


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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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)


ISSN: 1857 - 7881 (Print)
ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)


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