Large proportion of women find childbirth less painful than expected
43 percent of the women had thought their childbirth more painful than they initially expected. A quarter was a disappointment.
According to research of magazine Parents Now under 3.382 pregnant women and mothers of young children. The magazine executed the research on the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary.
97 percent of birth to women did this in the presence of the partner. 12 percent also had her mother for company.
One in five women had planned for home birth, which is 14 percent actually did. 81 percent gave birth in the hospital, of which 67 percent is planned.
15 percent of the women underwent a caesarean delivery, the majority of women (63 percent) liked in the bed. 3 percent gave birth sitting, or in the water.
Furthermore, it appears from the research that one in five women immediately after a positive pregnancy test the news, sharing with loved ones. The rest wait thus until the first echo is made. 81 percent know for the birth, whether it is a boy or girl.
75 percent of women leave a twintigwekenecho, is also apparent. That is by pregnant women of 36 years or older more often. 14 percent of this group, moreover, a NARROWLY-test, compared to 9 percent of all the participants of the research.