Investigation of birth scenes of movies and tv series published on youtube in terms of traumatic birth perception
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Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bartin, Turkey
Department of Offıce Services and Secretariat, Social Sciences Vocational School, Antalya, Turkey
Publication date: 2023-10-24
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Hacer Yalnız Dilcen   

Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bartin, Turkey
Eur J Midwifery 2023;7(Supplement 1):A98
The Internet has become the most up-to-date and largest source of information on health issues, as it is in many other areas. YouTube, on the other hand, is a "video sharing network" frequently visited by health information seekers due to its free access and ease of use.

Material and Methods:
It was aimed to examine the birth scenes of movies and TV series broadcasted on YouTube in terms of traumatic birth perception. A systematic search of YouTube videos of birth scenes was conducted using the keywords "Birth videos", "Birth scenes" and "Birth images". After excluding the excluded videos from a total of 240 videos, 80 videos were analyzed as the final sample.

It was determined that 98.8% of the births in Youtube videos were vaginal, 41.3% were hospitalized, and 60.0% were premature births. The way the births in the videos occurred was 41.3% moderately fast, 32.5% fast. The form of labor contractions was 81.2% never interrupted. For 63.8% of women, the pain of childbirth was unbearable. It was observed that 80.0% of the scenes in the series showed sudden pain in 80.0% of the birth, 15.0% showed sudden amniotic fluid, 32.5% showed birth as a panic-inducing event, 25% showed fear of losing the mother and 28% showed fear of losing the baby.

To get health care right for what is best for mothers and babies, we need to be aware of the messages we share in popular culture about what birth is and how it should work.

We would like to thank all participants who participated in the study.
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