Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period are milestone events in the continuum of life. These experiences profoundly affect women, babies, fathers, and families and have important and long-lasting effects on society. There are certain factors due to which women are afraid of during pregnancy and childbirth: fear of childbirth, caesarean section, mother and infant health, health care professionals’ actions, and subsequent family life. Aim of study is to explore the women experiences associated with emergency caesarean section.
Methods: A Pub Med, SCOPUS and Google scholar (2002-2016) literature review was undertaken to explore the women experiences associated with emergency caesarean section.
Results: We identified 13 relevant articles. The Women’s explored their experiences with their expectations related to pregnancy, physical and emotional aspects, care and support from health care professionals and family, problems faced during, and after operation and their expectation about future.
Conclusion: The findings revealed that the women’s after their unplanned caesarean section as distressing and traumatic. Women’s need to be prepared well in advance regarding the mode of delivery so that they can deal with this emergency effectively and mitigate the associated distress.