The survey of maternal satisfaction about labor and delivery supports in teaching hospitals of Tehran
Introduction: Child birth is one of the most stressful situations in a woman’s life. To gratify a woman for delivery she should be supported in different aspects: emotional, somatic and intellectual. This study was conducted to identify if mothers know the importance of being supported to a satisfying level in different somatic, emotional, and informational aspects during labor and delivery. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study 400 post partum mother selected randomly and were interviewed with questionnaire in 10 teaching hospitals in Tehran University. Data were processed in SPSS and tested with chi square and Fischer exact test. Results: Results showed that most of mothers knew the importance of somatic, informational, and emotional supports (in decreasing order of frequency). They had received inadequate emotional supports. But most of them were satisfied with (in decreasing order) informational, emotional and somatic supports. Satisfaction with supports had not meaningful association with the importance of supports in mothers but had correlation with reception of the supports (pvalue< 0.05). Conclusion: Being satisfied with supports despite their inadequacy may be due to the fact that mothers did the time of interview just before discharge. No correlation between demographic variables and the value of importance in different supports shows that these are basic needs and all should be provided equally.