The Effect of Birth Types on Postpartum Comfort Level in Pregnant Women

AKGÜN M., AKPINAR A., Yangin H., Boz İ.

Akdeniz Tıp Dergisi, vol.9, no.3, pp.232-240, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.53394/akd.1030089
  • Journal Name: Akdeniz Tıp Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-240
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: It is known that the birth type has important effects on women's postpartum comfort level. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of birth types on postpartum comfort levels, and to determine whether any of these birth types is superior to the others. Material and Methods: The data for this descriptive study were obtained through a public hospital and a social media platform for 150 women (50 with vaginal birth, 50 with cesarean section, and 50 with vaginal birth after cesarean) between November 2017 and February 2018. The data were collected using a Personal Information Form and the Postpartum Comfort Scale. The data were analyzed via frequency, mean, standard deviation, chi square, Cronbach Alpha analysis, multivariate linear regression, and t test. Results: The women with vaginal birth after cesarean had significantly higher mean scores of Postpartum Comfort Scale total and subscales compared to women with vaginal birth or cesarean section (p<0.001). This study indicated that women with vaginal birth after cesarean had the highest postpartum comfort levels compared to vaginal birth or cesarean section. Conclusion: It was determined that the postpartum comfort levels of women, who had a vaginal delivery after cesarean section, were higher than women who had a vaginal birth or cesarean section.