Background and aims: The women’s experience of the delivery process has significant consequences. The quality of these experiences affects the health of the mother and child, their emotional connection, the mother’s sexual activity, and her desire to have another child in the future. The present study investigated the women’s experience of the delivery process, the care provided in the unit, and their satisfaction with the delivery environment.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 250 women referred to the labor delivery and recovery room (LDR) unit of Amir al-Momenin hospital (AS) in Zabol city, Iran, in 2022. Data collection tools included the personal characteristics questionnaire, the Childbirth Experience Questionnaire (CEQ), the questionnaire on satisfaction with the delivery environment, and the questionnaire on care provided in the unit. Data analysis was done by SPSS software version 23 using descriptive statistics (absolute and relative frequency, mean and standard deviation) and inferential tests (Pearson correlation test, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA).
Results: This study showed that the mean score of childbirth experience was 65.09±4.71. Also, a statistically significant relationship was found between satisfaction with the delivery environment, the care provided in the unit, and the childbirth experience (P value<0.001). No statistically significant relationship was observed between the demographic characteristics and childbirth experience.
Conclusion: As the satisfaction score increased, the score of birth experience also increased.