Article abstract: Introduction: In recent years there has been an increase in the trend for cesarean section. Due to surgical complications financial costs and mothers long period of hospitalization vaginal delivery is preferred as a favorite procedure. However womens requests for and tendency toward cesarean is one of the main reasons for this increase. The aim of the present study was to study the choice of the delivery method type and its related factors in pregnant women in Maragheh.
Method: In this deh1ive cross - sectional study 250 pregnant women were interviewed in three primary health care centers in Maragheh in September 2006. The questionnaire used in the study included items seeking demographic characteristics fertility history selection of the labor type and its reasons. Chi square and independent t– test were used to analyze the collected data through SPSS software.
Results: From 250 women who were selected for the study 179(71.8%) selected the natural delivery and 71(28.4%) preferred cesarean section. Having a history of cesarean section and referral place for control of pregnancy were significantly associated with selection of the labor type (P
Article keyWords: Method of Delivery Natural Delivery Cesarean section Primary health care centre