Predictors of Satisfaction With Childbirth Services Amongst Postnatal Women in Two Selected Teaching Hospitals in Ogun State, Nigeria

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Eunice Abimbola OJO
Lawrence Adewale AGBONJIMI
Rachel Omolara AINA
Praise Oladeji ALABI

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Satisfaction with childbirth service is a multi-dimensional construct embracing satisfaction with self (personal control), and with the physical environment of delivery ward and quality of care. Maternal health care service encompasses family planning, preconception, antenatal, delivery and postnatal care. Goals of preconception care include providing  education, health promotion, screening tests for various health problems and  interventions  for women  of reproductive  age  to  reduce  risk  factors  that  might  affect  future  pregnancies. Women  who  begin prenatal care  early  in  their  pregnancies  have  better birth outcomes than  those  who receive  little or  no  care  during  their  pregnancies. This study was conducted to identify predictors of satisfaction with childbirth services and the factors influencing them. A well-structured questionnaire was used to get responses from 81 postnatal women in OOUTH and BUTH. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in analyzing the research questions and hypotheses respectively. Majority of the participants revealed good level of satisfaction with most child birth services rendered by the two selected teaching hospitals, but more than two-third of the respondent’s claims, dissatisfaction in pain control and baby care after birth in the two hospitals. Findings revealed more satisfaction towards child birth services in BUTH than OOUTH, this might be as a result of inadequate equipment, structural facilities and poor waiting areas in the public hospital. It was recommended among others that Government should facilitate focused antenatal care, institutional delivery and postnatal care in terms of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality.

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OJO, E. A., AGBONJIMI, L. A. ., AINA, R. O., & ALABI, P. O. . (2021). Predictors of Satisfaction With Childbirth Services Amongst Postnatal Women in Two Selected Teaching Hospitals in Ogun State, Nigeria. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 8(9), 18–27. https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.89.10702
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