Volume 12, Issue 2 (vol-2 2006)                   Intern Med Today 2006, 12(2): 16-21 | Back to browse issues page

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Shamaeian Razavi N, Bahri Binabaj N, Hoseiny Shahidy L, PourHeidari M. The effect of maternal position on labor pain. Intern Med Today 2006; 12 (2) :16-21
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Background and Aim: The optimal maternal position for the most comfortable, efficient delivery has long been a source of contention. The purpose of this study was comparison labor pain in first stage of labor. Materials and Methods: In this study 56 primigravida women that had 2-5 cm cervical dilation and 5-10 minute frequency of contraction randomly assigned in two groups. Group A began with 30 min in the sitting position and group B began with 30 min supine position, followed by 30 min supine sitting position. Therefore maternal position in group A was sitting- supine- sitting- supine, and in group B was supine- sitting-supine sitting. Each 30 min period the woman asked to rate the labor pain using visual Analugu scale (VAS) Results: There were no statistically significant differences between mean pain in upright and supine position in all women. Conclusion: We conclude that a certain position can not provide less pain through the first Stage of labor. Therefore is no reason to discourage patients from adopting the position of their choice in labor
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Laboratory Medicine
Received: 2007/06/22 | Published: 2006/07/15

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