Kvinnors erfarenhet av postoperativ smärta och smärtlindring efter kejsarsnitt
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Background: Many women experience high levels of pain after caesarean birth. Adequate postoperative pain treatment is important for the mother to be able to breastfeed, take care of the infant and experience a positive birth.
Objective: The overall aim is to study women’s experience of postoperative pain and pain relief after caesarean birth.
Method: A quantitative retrospective survey. Data were collected thru a questionnaire from Centralsjukhuset in Karlstad and Falu Larsarett in Sweden. Ninety-eight women participated in the study. Data was analysed with descriptive and comparative statistic.
Result: Eighty percent of the women rated the pain with VAS = 4 during the first 24 hours post operative. Those who had to undergo acute caesarean birth rated significant higher levels of pain compared with those who had undergone planned caesarean birth. Despite high level of pain the women were satisfied with the pain relief they received. Both the ability to breastfeed and take care of the infant were affected by pain the first 24 hours post operative. Those who had undergone emergency caesarean birth experienced in greater extend the birth in a negative way.
Conclusion: Postoperative pain affects the women’s ability to breastfeed and takes care of here infant. Adequate pain management is therefore important. The women who had to undergo emergency caesarean birth have a more negative birth experience. Midwifes have an important role to inform and support the women in processing here experience.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2011. , 29 p.
Amning, Barnskötsel, Förlossningsupplevelse, Kejsarsnitt, Postoperativsmärta
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-6035OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:6035DiVA: diva2:519148
Karlström, AnnikaJessica, Olofsson,