Maternal Dissatisfaction and Anesthesia Care

Maternal dissatisfaction was studied in this retrospective study after vaginal or Cesarean delivery.

Maternal dissatisfaction was associated with: pain intensity during the first stage of labour; pain intensity during the second stage of labour; postpartum pain intensity; delay > 15 min in providing epidural analgesia and postpartum headache, pruritus. Non‐Hispanic ethnicity was negatively associated with dissatisfaction. After caesarean delivery, the intensity of postpartum pain, headache and pruritus were linked to dissatisfaction. Hispanic ethnicity also had a negative relationship with dissatisfaction after caesarean delivery.

The lessons learnt should spur timely provision of analgesia at all phases of the delivery process and efforts to minimize and treat side effects.

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