Effects of episiotomy on bonding and mothers' health.

  title={Effects of episiotomy on bonding and mothers' health.},
  author={Zekiye Karaçam and Kafiye Eroğlu},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={43 4},
BACKGROUND Historically, episiotomy has been carried out during labour to facilitate delivery, shorten the duration of the second stage and prevent spontaneous lacerations. However, recent studies of episiotomy have recommended that it be carried out only when necessary. In Turkey, midwives are authorized to perform episiotomy. AIM To analyse the effects of episiotomy on mothers' health and mother-infant bonding. DESIGN A cohort study of 100 women who gave birth by normal vaginal delivery… CONTINUE READING