Design:¬†A cross sectional study of women who recently delivered by¬†caesarean¬†section prior to hospital discharge.
Setting:¬†Two teaching hospitals in Ghana:¬†Komfo¬†Anokye¬†Teaching Hospital,¬†Kumasi, and¬†Korle-Bu¬†Teaching Hospital, Accra.
Respondents:¬†154 patients who delivered by¬†caesarean¬†section between the¬†1st¬†and¬†31st¬†August, 2003 were interviewed. Of the 154 initiating the interview, 151 completed, and 145 had complete data.
Main Outcome Measures:¬†Delivery preference and general opinion of¬†caesarean¬†delivery.
Results:¬†The majority of women interviewed indicated that they preferred vaginal delivery (55%). Despite preference for vaginal delivery among these women who had delivered by¬†caesarean¬†section, the majority had a generally positive opinion of¬†caesarean¬†section (53%).
Conclusion:¬†Ghanaian women with experience of caesarean delivery prefer vaginal delivery.