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Influence of the form of childbirth on women's sexual satisfaction, with the mediation role of anxiety

Tomasz Krasuski, Katarzyna Barczuk
Seksuologia Polska 2019;17:52-58.

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INTRODUCTION: Research reports that pregnant women are most often anxious about the approaching delivery. The form of delivery can affect the rise of anxiety. The anticipated form of delivery can also affect sexual satisfaction. An important factor influencing sexual satisfaction is also the level of childbirth anxiety. The purpose of the work is to verify the relationship between the anticipated form of delivery and the sexual satisfaction of pregnant women, with the mediation role of anxiety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The survey covered a group of 130 women who were in the third trimester of pregnancy. The study used a demographic questionnaire, Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire and Childbirth Anxiety Questionnaire. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: There were no significant differences in the feeling of anxiety by women with planned caesarean section and women with anticipated termination of pregnancy through natural delivery. There are no significant differences in the perception of sexual satisfaction by women depending on the expected path of delivery, while further studies should take into account the preferred form of delivery by women and the role of social support among pregnant women. The higher the level of childbirth anxiety felt by pregnant women, the lower their sense of sexual satisfaction will be, especially in physical contact. Persons caring for a pregnant woman should be equipped with tools that recognize excessive labor anxiety and pay special attention to the patient's emotional state.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Research reports that pregnant women are most often anxious about the approaching delivery. The form of delivery can affect the rise of anxiety. The anticipated form of delivery can also affect sexual satisfaction. An important factor influencing sexual satisfaction is also the level of childbirth anxiety. The purpose of the work is to verify the relationship between the anticipated form of delivery and the sexual satisfaction of pregnant women, with the mediation role of anxiety. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The survey covered a group of 130 women who were in the third trimester of pregnancy. The study used a demographic questionnaire, Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire and Childbirth Anxiety Questionnaire. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: There were no significant differences in the feeling of anxiety by women with planned caesarean section and women with anticipated termination of pregnancy through natural delivery. There are no significant differences in the perception of sexual satisfaction by women depending on the expected path of delivery, while further studies should take into account the preferred form of delivery by women and the role of social support among pregnant women. The higher the level of childbirth anxiety felt by pregnant women, the lower their sense of sexual satisfaction will be, especially in physical contact. Persons caring for a pregnant woman should be equipped with tools that recognize excessive labor anxiety and pay special attention to the patient's emotional state.

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pregnancy, sexual satisfaction, level of anxiety, caesarean section, vaginal delivery

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Influence of the form of childbirth on women's sexual satisfaction, with the mediation role of anxiety

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

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Vol 17 (2019): Continuous Publishing

Pages

52-58

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Seksuologia Polska 2019;17:52-58.

Keywords

pregnancy
sexual satisfaction
level of anxiety
caesarean section
vaginal delivery

Authors

Tomasz Krasuski
Katarzyna Barczuk

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