Author(s): Anna Kremska, Barbara Zych, Romana Wrobel, Elzbieta Krasnianin, Malwina Jezowska
Introduction. A delivery plan includes all elements of medical procedure during delivery as well as a place of delivery. Aim. The aim of the study is to learn about women’s preferences and expectations in terms of a delivery plan. Material and methods. 130 patients from Specialized Hospital Pro-Familia in Rzeszów participated in the research on the basis of a survey. The research was carried out from March to April 2013. Results. As many as 61.5% of pregnant women have not prepared their own delivery plan. Pregnant women expect from midwifery medical staff patience and help during the first delivery period - 72.3%, being with a loved one - 70.0%, being informed about the progress of delivery and the purpose of examinations and treatments 69.2%. During the second delivery period, 83.8% of the examined women expected to be in constant contact with a midwife and deliver children without an episiotomy 66.9%. Conclusions. Most women do not have a delivery plan. During the first delivery period, the women delivering children want to be with a loved one, be informed about the progress of delivery and the purpose of examinations and treatments. During the second delivery period, women expect to be in constant contact with the midwife and deliver children without an episiotomy.