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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 253

The effect of educational classes during pregnancy on the level of sexual satisfaction after delivery in nulliparous women


1 Nursing and Midwifery Sciences Development Research Center, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran
2 Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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Miss. Farzaneh Rahimi
Nursing and Midwifery Sciences Development Research Center, Najafabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_54_20

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BACKGROUND: In the postpartum period, changes in sexual desire and marital satisfaction can be seen. Learning and giving enough information on changes in pregnancy and postpartum can help to increase marital satisfaction. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of prenatal training on the level of postpartum marital satisfaction in nulliparous women. METHODS: This study is a semi-experimental two-group study in which 150 nulliparous women were divided into two groups: control and intervention groups. The samples into intervention group received routine prenatal care and eight sessions of prenatal education with a training package (educational pamphlet on sexual health and sexual issues and an educational CD on pregnancy and pelvic exercises), and the control group received only routine prenatal care along with a pregnancy education pamphlet. Marital satisfaction was measured before intervention during pregnancy and 3 months after delivery (after intervention) using the ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale. Data were analyzed using t-test, paired t-test, Mann–Whitney, and Chi-square test. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in demographic and obstetric variables and pregnancy status between the two intervention and control groups (P > 0.05). There was no significant difference in marital satisfaction during pregnancy between the two groups (before intervention) (P > 0.05). However, there was a significant difference in the level of postpartum marital satisfaction in the intervention group (P < 0/05). So that, the average marital satisfaction is increased from 52.2 to 64.6. CONCLUSION: The results of this study show that eight sessions of prenatal education class with a training package (educational pamphlet on sexual health and sexuality and training CD of prenatal and pelvic floor exercise) can improve postpartum marital satisfaction in women.


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