Childbirth Preferences Questionnaire
Childbirth Preferences Questionnaire

Childbirth Preferences Questionnaire

Lead Author(s): Ron Hammond, Paul Cheney

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A sociology of the family activity by Ron Hammond Ph.D and Paul Cheney Ph.D.

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Childbirth Preferences Questionnaire

In this questionnaire answer T=True if you find the item to be true for you or F=False. The
items are designed to inform you of available childbirth options as well as to clarify your wants,
needs, and preferences. Consult the key after completing the questionnaire.

Question 1
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I prefer to avoid the use of medications during delivery

A

True

B

False


Question 2
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The doctors and nurses should not make any cuts or incisions during delivery

A

True

B

False


Question 3
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The more couples learn about the mother's body and childbirth, the better

A

True

B

False


Question 4
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Relaxation is a better pain manager than drugs

A

True

B

False


Question 5
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Mothers should be as fit as possible for the delivery

A

True

B

False


Question 6
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If circumstances call for it then surgical removal of the baby is acceptable

A

True

B

False


Question 7
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Most women deliver vaginally. It's O.K. to use surgical methods if desired

A

True

B

False


Question 8
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The mother, father, and doctor should all contribute to the decision to use surgery

A

True

B

False


Question 9
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The health of the baby and mother are the most important considerations

A

True

B

False


Question 10
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Certain women are simply not Abuilt@ for vaginal deliveries

A

True

B

False


Question 11
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Couples should take an active role in the delivery

A

True

B

False


Question 12
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The father can be very helpful as a coach for the mother during the delivery

A

True

B

False


Question 13
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A mother can learn to manage delivery pain through breathing and relaxing muscles

A

True

B

False


Question 14
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Delivery is an important event which takes considerable preparation

A

True

B

False


Question 15
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Parents can and should have more control in the delivery process

A

True

B

False


Question 16
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Couples and their new baby are better off if the delivery occurs in the hospital

A

True

B

False


Question 17
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The more training the medical personnel have the better I feel about the delivery

A

True

B

False


Question 18
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Hospitals now have a more Ahomey@ feel about their delivery rooms

A

True

B

False


Question 19
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Hospitals tend to be somewhat flexible in meeting the couple's needs for the delivery

A

True

B

False


Question 20
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Hospitals have all of the medical services the baby and mother could need

A

True

B

False


Question 21
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Home births can be just as safe as hospital births

A

True

B

False


Question 22
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A birth at home is more personal and relaxed than a hospital birth

A

True

B

False


Question 23
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The expenses of a home birth are worth it

A

True

B

Flase


Question 24
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Most deliveries occur without major medical complications

A

True

B

False


Question 25
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Home births are best attended by qualified medical personnel

A

True

B

False


Question 26
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A spinal block makes the delivery easier for mother and the baby

A

True

B

False


Question 27
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Fetal heart rate monitors are essential for the baby's safety

A

True

B

False


Question 28
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Local anesthetics facilitate an easier delivery for the mother

A

True

B

False


Question 29
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It can be very supporting to have close family and friends in the delivery room at birth

A

True

B

False


Question 30
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Filming or photographing Acaptures the moments@for the parents which will be cherished

A

True

B

False


Scoring Key: These items are designed to make you aware of childbirth options and to give you an opportunity to discover your thoughts and feelings about various options. Items relate to the following childbirth options:1-5 Natural childbirth; 6-10 Cesarean Section; 11-15 Lamaze;

16-20 Hospital Birth; 21-25 Home Birth; and 26-30 Miscellaneous but related issues. Any answer of True indicates an inclination toward these options. Discuss with your partner or other family members why you chose True or False and what your ideal childbirth experience might be.