Vaginal Birth After Cesarean or Recurrent Elective Cesarean Section: What are the Decision Making Processes of Pregnant Women in Turkey? A Phenomenological Study


Çitil Canbay F., Çitil E. T.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, pp.1-21, 2022 (SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2022.2070624
  • Journal Name: HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-21
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

What is known about deciding the mode of delivery after cesarean section (CS) is limited. Our

aim was explore women's decision-making process since pregnancy. Constant comparative

analysis was used in the analysis. COREQ checklist was used in reporting. The main theme

was inability of having control. Four categories emerged; reasons for wanting VBAC, VBAC

experiences, reasons for RCS, and RCS experiences. Women did not have an absolute say in

their decisions. RCS experiences were defined as traumatic and VBAC experiences were

defined as achievement that provided strength and pride. Findings contribute to the literature

on increasing the success of VBAC the importance and encouraging healthcare professionals.