Mothers who have a vaginal birth without epidural anesthesia and who are accompanied by a family member during the birth are happier with the experience of bringing a new baby into the world than other women.
The finding was reported in an article published in the journal Nutrición Hospitalaria (Hospital Nutrition) which also reveals that the attitude of healthcare personnel, along with starting early breast-feeding, are another two factors that help in increasing the mothers’ level of satisfaction
The research was carried out by scientists from the University of Granada Nursing Dept. and the “San Cecilio” University Hospital (Granada, Spain)
The aim of the research was to identify a mother’s level of satisfaction regarding attention given to her birth, who was there during the birth and the duration of breast-feeding.
The results showed that, generally, the overall satisfaction level of the population studied about birth was high. The scientists discovered that early breast-feeding (that is, during the first 24 hours after birth) and a eutocic delivery (natural birth) without epidural anesthesia are two parameters that have a very positive effect on the mothers’ level of satisfaction.