Comparing The Temperatures Of Mothers And Infants After Having Elective Caesarean Section Deliveries

1118 Words Oct 29th, 2016 5 Pages
The purpose of the study was to conduct an experimental study to compare the temperatures of mothers and newborns after having elective caesarean section deliveries when skin-to-skin contact was practiced with the temperatures of mothers and newborns after having elective caesarean section deliveries when routine care was used in the two hours following delivery to determine the safety of early skin-to-skin contact after a C-section. Other research questions include “the benefits of skin-to-skin contact on attachment of the baby to the breast for feedings, the time of first attachment to the breast after birth, amount of crying, breast-feeding at discharge from to the hospital and after 3 months, and maternal satisfaction with skin-to-skin contact” (Guchon et. al, 2010). The hypothesis of the study was that there would be no differences in the temperature of infants who received routine care and those who received skin-to-skin contact.
“The study was conducted in the Mother and Child Departments of Pinerolo Hospital” in Turin, Italy and included 34 pairs of mothers and newborns (Guchon et. al, 2010). “A maximum of 68 pairs per arm was calculated to give 80% power at the 5% significance level to show an average difference of 0.1 degrees Celsius” (Guchon et. al, 2010). Inclusion criteria included Italian women who where scheduled for elective caesarean sections with locoregional anesthesia with full term newborns. A full term newborn is classified as “38-42 weeks gestation, 1…

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