A woman's view of her childbirth experience is influenced by several factors and can change over time. Factors associated with a satisfactory childbirth experience include :
●Personal expectations that were realized
●Quality of caregiver support and rapport with the caregiver
●Ability to participate in decision making
These factors may be as important as the effects of pain, pain-relief measures, obstetrical interventions, labor characteristics, demographics, birth environment, and preparation.