The impact of perineal massage during pregnancy on perineal laceration during childbirth and postpartum: a randomized clinical trial study
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Abstract:
Background
This study was aimed to investigate the effect of perineal massage during pregnancy on perineal pain and lacerations.
Methods
This randomized clinical trial study was conducted at Beasat Hospital of Sanandaj, Iran, from June 2014 to July 2015, on 115 women. Subjects in the intervention group practiced a daily 8-minute perineal massage with olive oil, starting from the 34th week of gestation until delivery. A questionnaire, made by researchers, was used to collect data through interviews and observations as well as reading the women’s health files. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS software. The descriptive results were reported in terms of frequencies, means and standard deviations (SD).
Results
The incidence of episiotomy was 53.33% and 57.33% in interventional and control groups, respectively, reflecting the significant difference (P
Conclusion
Antenatal perineal massage have a significant effect on the incidence of intact perineum, episiotomy and postnatal perineal pain.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
English
Published:
Chronic Diseases Journal, Volume:4 Issue:1, 2016
Pages:
13 - 20
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