Patients' attitudes associated with cesarean delivery on maternal request in an urban population

Leo Pevzner, Dena Goffman, Margaret Comerford Freda, Ashlesha K. Dayal

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Objective: To explore patient attitudes related to cesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR). Study Design: Questionnaires were distributed to patients in mid-trimester. Questions assessed patient demographics, knowledge, perceived risks, and attitudes about CDMR. Results: Three hundred and fourteen questionnaires and 188 written responses were used for analysis. Most patients (95%) did not believe that CDMR was advisable and felt that vaginal delivery (VD) was safer for both mother (93%) and baby (88%). Of patients who did not believe CDMR was advisable, the most common explanations were classified into categories of "normal is better," "risk of complications" (67%), only 1% of this group felt that the decision should be left up to the individual. Of the remaining patients (5%) who supported CDMR, 75% believed that the decision should be left up to the individual. Conclusion: The majority of women in our population do not think that CDMR is advisable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume198
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

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Keywords

  • cesarean delivery on maternal request
  • elective cesarean delivery

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Patients' attitudes associated with cesarean delivery on maternal request in an urban population. / Pevzner, Leo; Goffman, Dena; Freda, Margaret Comerford; Dayal, Ashlesha K.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 198, No. 5, 05.2008.

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Pevzner, Leo ; Goffman, Dena ; Freda, Margaret Comerford ; Dayal, Ashlesha K. / Patients' attitudes associated with cesarean delivery on maternal request in an urban population. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008 ; Vol. 198, No. 5.
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