Episiotomy: perceptions from adolescent puerperae
Published on Jun 15, 2015in Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
· DOI :10.17533/udea.iee.v33n2a19
Objective. To identify the perception of the teenager puerperas regarding the practice of episiotomy. Methodology. This is a study with qualitative nature developed with 11 teenage puerperas in the Obstetrics Unit of one hospital located in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Results. Teens knew of the existence of episiotomy, but they unaware the reasons for its realization. Pain, discomfort and burning were negative repercussions presented, but most of them believe that assisted procedure in their delivery showing confidence in the professional who carried it out. Conclusion. Adolescents have different perceptions on the practice of the episiotomy, ranging from resignation to outrage. Key words: episiotomy; pregnancy in adolescence; humanizing delivery; obstetrical nursing.