Obstetrics services--women's perspectives.


Journal Article

To obtain women's views of obstetric care 400 randomly selected mothers were interviewed postnatally. Since family planning is a constitutional right and all related services free of charge and virtually 100% of pregnant women attend the antenatal clinic, the questions asked were mainly oriented to evaluation of existing obstetric practice. Women were generally satisfied with labor and delivery care (71.2%), but as many as 88.2% of them expressed their dissatisfaction with postnatal care practice. Our women opted for optimal hospital perinatal care - a home-like postnatal care, possibilities for better bonding between mothers and newborn infants and more open, individually oriented communication with medical staff.

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Cited Authors

  • Andolsek, L

Published Date

  • December 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 471 - 474

PubMed ID

  • 6152234

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6152234

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-3479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0020-7292

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0020-7292(84)90041-9


  • eng