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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239794/use-of-hydrotherapy-during-labour-assessment-of-pain-use-of-analgesia-and-neonatal-safety
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Laura Mallen-Perez, M Teresa Roé-Justiniano, Núria Colomé Ochoa, Alicia Ferre Colomat, Montse Palacio, Carme Terré-Rull
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of the use of hydrotherapy in pain perception and requesting analgesia in women who use hydrotherapy during childbirth and to identify possible adverse effects in infants born in water. METHOD: A multicentre prospective cohort study was performed between September 2014 and April 2016. A total of 200 pregnant women were selected and assigned to the hydrotherapy group (HG) or the control group (CG) according to desire and availability of use, data collection started at 5cm dilatation...
November 24, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238501/the-effect-of-perineal-massage-during-the-second-stage-of-birth-on-nulliparous-women-perineal-a-randomization-clinical-trial
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Roonak Shahoei, Farzaneh Zaheri, Lila Hashemi Nasab, Fariba Ranaei
Background: Childbirth and puerperium are of the most important periods in women's lives and can affect different aspects of their lives. Objective: To determine the effect of perineal massage in the second stage of labor on perineal lacerations, episiotomy, and perineal pain in nulliparous women. Methods: This randomization clinical trial was conducted at Be'sat Hospital in Sanandaj, Iran, from 2013 to 2014. A total of 195 nulliparous women were included in the study...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218129/pubic-symphysis-diastasis-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Jaya Jethra Chawla, Devendra Arora, Namrita Sandhu, Megha Jain, Anju Kumari
Separation of pubic symphysis during delivery is a rare complication resulting in considerable and prolonged morbidity for parturient women. The usual presentation is that of something giving way in the region of the symphysis pubis sometimes with an audible crack at the time of delivery. Unbearable pain on moving from side-to-side and on performing any weight-bearing activity (such as walking or climbing stairs) precludes ambulation in the immediate postpartum period. This could be accompanied by disruption of the sacroiliac joint, hemorrhage, or urine incontinence in severe cases...
November 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205275/antenatal-maternal-education-for-improving-postnatal-perineal-healing-for-women-who-have-birthed-in-a-hospital-setting
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REVIEW
Sonia M O'Kelly, Zena Eh Moore
BACKGROUND: The female perineum becomes suffused and stretched during pregnancy, and further strain during vaginal childbirth contributes to approximately 85% of women experiencing some degree of trauma to the perineal region. Multiple factors play a role in the type and severity of trauma experienced, including parity, delivery method, and local practices. There is ongoing debate about best midwifery practice to reduce perineal trauma. Once perineal trauma has occurred, treatment also varies greatly, depending on its degree and severity, local practice and customs, and personal preference...
December 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202726/large-reductions-in-cesarean-delivery-rates-in-china-a-qualitative-study-on-delivery-decision-making-in-the-era-of-the-two-child-policy
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Eileen Wang, Therese Hesketh
BACKGROUND: In 2010, China's cesarean delivery (CD) rates increased to one of the highest in the world, a significant proportion of which were without medical indication. However, recent studies have indicated some declines, coinciding with national and local efforts to promote vaginal birth, as well as the relaxation of the one-child policy. Considering these trends, we aimed to qualitatively explore attitudes towards childbirth and experiences of delivery decision-making among women and physicians...
December 4, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196870/changes-in-birth-related-pain-perception-impact-of-neurobiological-and-psycho-social-factors
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Sebastian Berlit, Stefanie Lis, Katharina Häfner, Nikolaus Kleindienst, Ulf Baumgärtner, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Marc Sütterlin, Christian Schmahl
PURPOSE: To analyse post-partum short- and long-term pain sensitivity and the influence of endogenous pain inhibition as well as distinct psycho-social factors on birth-related pain. METHODS: Pain sensitivity was assessed in 91 primiparous women at three times: 2-6 weeks before, one to 3 days as well as ten to 14 weeks after childbirth. Application of a pressure algometer in combination with a cold pressor test was utilised for measurement of pain sensitivity and assessment of conditioned pain modulation (CPM)...
December 1, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181841/epidural-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-severe-pre-eclampsia-in-non-labouring-women
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REVIEW
Amita Ray, Sujoy Ray
BACKGROUND: Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific multi-organ disorder, which is characterised by hypertension and multisystem organ involvement and which has significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Failure of the placental vascular remodelling and reduced uteroplacental flow form the etiopathological basis of pre-eclampsia. There are several established therapies for pre-eclampsia including antihypertensives and anticonvulsants. Most of these therapies aim at controlling the blood pressure or preventing complications of elevated blood pressure, or both...
November 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162087/investigation-of-the-association-between-quality-of-life-and-depressive-symptoms-during-postpartum-period-a-correlational-study
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Maria Papamarkou, Pavlos Sarafis, Charis P Kaite, Maria Malliarou, Andreas Tsounis, Dimitris Niakas
BACKGROUND: The onset of a major depressive episode is experienced by a large number of women in the weeks or months following delivery. Postpartum depression may deem those women experiencing it incapable of taking care for themselves, their family and their infants, while at the same time it could negatively affect their quality of life. The present study assessed the quality of life of a sample of mothers in Greece, in order to investigate the association between postpartum depression and quality of life (QoL)...
November 21, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160571/sacral-neuromodulation-and-pregnancy-results-of-a-national-survey-carried-out-for-the-neuro-urology-committee-of-the-french-association-of-urology-afu
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Pauline Roulette, Evelyne Castel-Lacanal, Sylvain Sanson, Romain Caremel, Véronique Phé, Stéphane Bart, Franck Duchêne, Marianne De Sèze, Alexia Even, Andréa Manunta, Maria C Scheiber-Nogueira, Pascal Mouracade, Catherine-Marie Loche, Emmanuel Chartier-Kastler, Alain Ruffion, Gilles Karsenty, Xavier Gamé
AIMS: To assess the impact of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) on pregnancy and vice-versa, by identifying women who had received SNM for lower-urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and had become pregnant. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out based on responses to an on-line questionnaire sent to practitioners listed on the InterStim enCaptureTM National Registry. Questions were related to pre-pregnancy health and SNM efficacy, deactivation of the device, its impact on LUTS, childbirth, the infant, its reactivation and postpartum effectiveness...
November 21, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128739/childbirth-and-parenting-preparation-in-antenatal-classes
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M Barimani, K Forslund Frykedal, M Rosander, A Berlin
OBJECTIVES: to describe topics (1) presented by midwives' during antenatal classes and the amount of time spent on these topics and (2) raised and discussed by first-time parents and the amount of time spent on these topics. DESIGN: qualitative; data were gathered using video or tape recordings and analysed using a three-pronged content analysis approach, i.e., conventional, summative, and directed analyses. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: 3 antenatal courses in 2 antenatal units in a large Swedish city; 3 midwives; and 34 course participants...
October 31, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105822/why-do-women-request-an-elective-cesarean-delivery-for-non-medical-reasons-a-systematic-review-of-the-qualitative-literature
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REVIEW
Charles O'Donovan, James O'Donovan
BACKGROUND: Cesarean rates have increased significantly over the past decade. The reasons for this are both complex and context specific, and have significant consequences for health resources. The aim of this systematic review was to assess published, peer-reviewed, and gray qualitative literature on the reasons behind cesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR). METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS, and PsycINFO databases was performed for all relevant articles published between January 2006 and June 2016...
November 6, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102811/does-ligation-of-internal-iliac-artery-for-postpartum-hemorrhage-affect-clitoral-artery-blood-flow-and-postpartum-sexual-functions
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B Kaya, B Usluogullari, N Yurttutan, M H Sahan, O Güralp, E Malik
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether internal iliac artery ligation (IIAL) for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) affects the sexual life in the postpartum period or significantly reduces the clitoral artery blood flow. STUDY DESIGN: The women who underwent IIAL due to PPH during cesarean section (CS) were compared with healthy postpartum women delivered by CS between October 2014 and February 2016 in the Gaziantep Women's Health and Maternity Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey...
December 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096053/antibiotic-prophylaxis-for-episiotomy-repair-following-vaginal-birth
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REVIEW
Mercedes Bonet, Erika Ota, Chioma E Chibueze, Olufemi T Oladapo
BACKGROUND: Bacterial infections occurring during labour, childbirth, and the puerperium may be associated with considerable maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Antibiotic prophylaxis might reduce wound infection incidence after an episiotomy, particularly in situations associated with a higher risk of postpartum perineal infection, such as midline episiotomy, extension of the incision, or in settings where the baseline risk of infection after vaginal birth is high. However, available evidence is unclear concerning the role of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing infections after an episiotomy...
November 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024881/a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-exploring-the-effects-of-antenatal-reflexology-on-labour-outcomes
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Julie Em Mccullough, Ciara Close, S Dianne Liddle, Marlene Sinclair, Ciara M Hughes
OBJECTIVE: to investigate the effects of antenatal reflexology on labour outcomes. DESIGN: secondary analysis of a pilot three-armed randomised controlled trial conducted between July 2012 and September 2013. SETTING: a large UK inner city hospital maternity department. PARTICIPANTS: ninety primiparous women with a singleton pregnancy experiencing low back and / or pelvic girdle pain. INTERVENTIONS: six weekly 30-minute reflexology treatments compared to sham (footbath) treatments or usual antenatal care only...
September 14, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987209/does-the-coping-assessment-for-laboring-moms-calm-scale-enhance-perception-of-nursing-presence
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Greta Horn, Darlene D'Angelo
Traditional 0-to-10 pain assessment may be inadequate during labor. The Coping Assessment for Laboring Moms (CALM) scale was developed to focus on facial, behavioral, psychosocial, vocalization, and verbal expressions to aid holistic nursing support during childbirth. Using a comparative design, the 0-to-10 pain and CALM scales were evaluated to determine differences in women's perceptions of nursing presence using the Positive Presence Index during labor at a community hospital in the Pacific Northwest. Positive Presence Index scores for knowing what would work best for me, comforting touch, taking care of everything so I could concentrate, and understanding what I was saying were significantly higher among women when nurses used the CALM tool to guide labor support...
October 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961642/comparison-of-the-effects-of-using-physiological-methods-and-accompanying-a-doula-in-deliveries-on-nulliparous-women-s-anxiety-and-pain-a-case-study-in-iran
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Ramin Ravangard, Aliye Basiri, Zahra Sajjadnia, Nasrin Shokrpour
Childbirth is a great moment in a woman's life and is inevitably influenced by emotional, social, and psychological stress. This study aimed to assess the anxiety and pain level of nulliparous women giving birth using physiological methods (without doula support) during labor and those women supported by a doula at Towhid Hospital of Jam, Bushehr, Iran in 2015. In this interventional study, 150 women were randomly assigned to either an intervention (with doula support) or a control group (with no doula support)...
October 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959060/music-in-obstetrics-an-intervention-option-to-reduce-tension-pain-and-stress
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Verena Wulff, Philip Hepp, Tanja Fehm, Nora K Schaal
In recent years, the effect of music interventions and music therapy has experienced increased attention in the literature. It has been shown that music has positive effects on cognitive and physical performance, such as concentration and endurance, as well as on psychological parameters, such as anxiety and relaxation. Studies within the context of medicine in particular are increasingly indicating that music may be used as an intervention for relief against anxiety, stress and pain. Music is therefore seen in actual practice as a supplement to conventional pharmacological and non-pharmacological forms of treatment - and the trend is rising...
September 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943317/predictors-of-women-s-positive-childbirth-pain-experience-findings-from-an-icelandic-national-study
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Sigfridur Inga Karlsdottir, Herdis Sveinsdottir, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Thor Aspelund, Olof Asta Olafsdottir
BACKGROUND: Pain in childbirth has been identified as one of the major components in the childbirth experience and an important topic that needs to be addressed during pregnancy, birth and the after-birth period. AIM: The aim of the study was to describe women's childbirth pain experience and to identify predictors of women's positive childbirth pain experience. METHOD: A population-based cross-sectional cohort study design was implemented, with convenient consecutive sampling, stratified according to residency...
September 21, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942216/an-ethnography-on-perceptions-of-pain-in-dutch-natural-childbirth
#19
Katie Logsdon, Carolyn Smith-Morris
OBJECTIVE: this study offers insight into how women perceive childbirth pain and how they make decisions about whether to use an epidural during childbirth in the low technology context of the Netherlands maternity care system. DESIGN: ethnographic research consisting of participant observation at births and prenatal and postnatal appointments; semi-structured interviews with a sample of recently post-partum women; coding and triangulation of data to determine key themes in the interviews...
September 11, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937705/interventions-for-treating-genital-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Catherine Cluver, Natalia Novikova, David Oa Eriksson, Kevin Bengtsson, Göran K Lingman
BACKGROUND: Genital Chlamydia trachomatis (C.trachomatis) infection may lead to pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, preterm labour, low birthweight, preterm rupture of membranes, increased perinatal mortality, postpartum endometritis, chlamydial conjunctivitis and C.trachomatis pneumonia.This review supersedes a previous review on this topic. OBJECTIVES: To establish the most efficacious and best-tolerated therapy for treatment of genital chlamydial infection in preventing maternal infection and adverse neonatal outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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