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Table 5 Participants attitudes toward natural childbirth and CS

From: Attitude of pregnant women towards Normal delivery and factors driving use of caesarian section in Iran (2016)

List Items Totally agree Agree Disagree Totally disagree
   Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage
1 I like vaginal childbirth because it is a natural and acceptable method of delivery. 107 26.1 232 56.6 60 14.6 11 2.7
2 It is enjoyable for a mother to see the newborn immediately after delivery. 102 24.9 234 57.1 70 17.1 4 1
3 Emotional bonds between mother and baby are better after a natural childbirth. 106 25.9 214 52.2 80 19.5 10 2.4
4 Mothers recover as soon as possible after a natural delivery. 151 36.8 213 52 42 10.2 4 1
5 I like natural childbirth because postpartum infections in vaginal delivery are lower. 133 32.4 205 50 65 15.9 7 1.7
6 I like natural childbirth because hospital stay after a vaginal delivery is lower. 141 34.4 218 53.2 46 11.2 5 1.2
7 Return to daily life activities occurs sooner after natural childbirth. 137 33.4 219 53.4 52 12.7 2 0.5
8 Breastfeeding after natural delivery is faster and easier. 84 205 237 57.8 80 19.5 9 2.2
9 Natural childbirth costs less than CS. 142 34.6 209 51 51 12.4 8 2
10 Due to anesthesia during CS, natural childbirth is much better. 121 29.5 190 46.3 93 22.7 6 1.5
11 If I knew about the complications of CS delivery, I would never demand for it. 83 20.2 197 48 112 27.3 18 4.4
12 I prefer natural delivery because I do not like the CS scars on my abdomen. 89 21.7 208 50.7 95 23.2 18 4.4
13 Natural childbirth has lower mortality risks for mothers. 76 18.5 223 54.4 96 23.4 15 3.7
14 Babies born through CS are healthier than those born via natural delivery. 40 9.8 188 45.9 130 31.7 52 12.7
15 Possibility of infant choking, head injury and dislocated limbs in babies born via natural childbirth is higher. 15 3.7 153 37.3 190 46.3 52 12.7
16 I prefer CS because women do not like the position of the mother on the labor bed. 31 7.6 197 48 126 30.7 56 13.7
17 CS compared with natural delivery is accompanied by less pain. 67 16.3 185 45.1 108 26.3 50 12.2
18 If you wish to do tubal ligation, CS is better. 28 6.8 144 35.1 193 47.1 45 11
19 CS prevents prolapsed uterus and bladder. 14 3.4 155 37.8 173 42.2 68 16.6
20 CS prevents deformation and malformation of female genital organs. 20 4.9 149 36.3 168 41 73 17.8
21 I believe that a mother has the right to feel free to do a CS. 41 10 127 31 169 41.2 73 17.8
22 I believe that CS should be performed when it is dangerous to have natural childbirth. 11 2.7 37 9 174 42.4 188 45.9