Antepartum breathing exercises and predictors for spontaneous vaginal delivery among primigravid and multigravid women: A randomized controlled trial

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Abstract

Introduction: Childbirth is a life-transforming experience for a woman and her family. Women should be safe during labor and birth. Childbirth preparation is generally believed as an optimistic approach to train and prepare the antenatal women to be familiar of the childbirth process. An extensive variety of nonpharmacological techniques are readily available to women in labor!. Objective: To examine the predictive factors for spontaneous onset of labor among women who have practiced antepartum breathing exercises. Materials and methods: A Randomized Control1ed Trial was carried out to determine the effectiveness of antepartum breathing exercises on 540 women (primigravid and multigravida women). Results: The study findings reveals that women who had spontaneous onset oflabor had 1.93 odds [95% CI (1.302-2.862), P =.001] and ful1 term gestation (39-40 weeks) at the time of delivery had 1.368 odds [95% CI(1.905-2.069), p = 0.013] of delivering through spontaneous vaginal delivery. Conclusion: Deep breathing and relaxation techniques were practised during labor and bearing down at the right time aids in the progress of labor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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