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Perineal massage

Flaviana Vieira, Janaina V Guimarães, Marcia C S Souza, Poliana M L Sousa, Rafaela F Santos, Agueda M R Z Cavalcante
OBJECTIVE: To assess the scientific evidence for management and preservation of perineal integrity during the expulsive stage of labor. STUDY DESIGN: Integrative review that employed the Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome strategy to formulate the research question: Which perineal measure(s) is(are) effective in maintaining perineal integrity during labor? The search was performed in the databases MEDLINE, LILACS, BDENF and SciELO. The ten selected studies were analyzed based on their level of evidence and grade of recommendation...
February 11, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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
Shoko Takeuchi, Shigeko Horiuchi
BACKGROUND: In Japan, 85% of pregnant women do not practice antenatal perineal massage. Therefore, we developed a smartphone website to support the practice of antenatal perineal massage. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of our smartphone website. METHODS: Pregnant women were recruited at five hospitals or clinics in Tokyo, Japan. Participants assigned to the smartphone website group (n = 74) were asked to register on the smartphone website...
October 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Valerie Smith, Karen Guilliland, Lesley Dixon, Mary Reilly, Caroline Keegan, Colette McCann, Cecily Begley
OBJECTIVES: perineal trauma during birth can result in short or long term morbidity for women. Internationally, rates of episiotomy and severe perineal tears vary considerably. In New Zealand, in 2011, and in a trial of midwife-led care in Ireland, episiotomy rates were found to be considerably lower than those in many other countries. A qualitative exploratory study was undertaken to ascertain how midwives achieve these low rates, in these countries and settings. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: a qualitative exploratory study was conducted...
September 20, 2017: Midwifery
Vigdis Aasheim, Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Liv Merete Reinar, Mirjam Lukasse
BACKGROUND: Most vaginal births are associated with trauma to the genital tract. The morbidity associated with perineal trauma can be significant, especially when it comes to third- and fourth-degree tears. Different interventions including perineal massage, warm or cold compresses, and perineal management techniques have been used to prevent trauma. This is an update of a Cochrane review that was first published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of perineal techniques during the second stage of labour on the incidence and morbidity associated with perineal trauma...
June 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Fatima Leon-Larios, Isabel Corrales-Gutierrez, Rosa Casado-Mejía, Carmen Suarez-Serrano
BACKGROUND: perineal injury is common after birth and may be caused by tears or episiotomy or both. Perineal massage has been shown to prevent episiotomies in primiparous women. On the other hand, pelvic floor exercises might have an influence by shortening the first and second stages of labour in the primigravida. AIM: the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a pelvic floor training following a birth programme on perineal trauma. DESIGN: a single-blind quasi-randomized controlled trial with two groups: standard care and intervention...
July 2017: Midwifery
Ana Paula Moreira da Silva, Mary Lourdes Montenegro, Maria Beatriz Ferreira Gurian, Andreia Moreira de Souza Mitidieri, Lucia Alves da Silva Lara, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Julio Cesar Rosa E Silva
Aim To evaluate the long-term effectiveness of perineal Thiele massage in the treatment of women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles. Methods A total of 18 women with diagnoses of dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles were included in the study. The women were divided in two groups: the dyspareunia (D) group - 8 women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles; and the chronic pelvic pain group (CPP) group - 10 women with dyspareunia caused by tenderness of the pelvic floor muscles associated with CPP...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
P Bohatá, L Dostálek
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of antepartal methods on the prevention of birth injuries in primiparous women. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Nemocnice Český Krumlov, a.s. METHODS: Between February 2014 and November 2015 were 315 primiparous women questioned after a vaginal delivery on the use of methods of birth injury prevention (vaginal dilatators EPI-NO and Aniball, perineal massage, natural methods - raspberry-leaf tea or linseed)...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
Kate M Levett, C A Smith, A Bensoussan, H G Dahlen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of an antenatal integrative medicine education programme in addition to usual care for nulliparous women on intrapartum epidural use. DESIGN: Open-label, assessor blind, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 2 public hospitals in Sydney, Australia. POPULATION: 176 nulliparous women with low-risk pregnancies, attending hospital-based antenatal clinics. METHODS AND INTERVENTION: The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth protocol, based on the She Births and acupressure for labour and birth courses, incorporated 6 evidence-based complementary medicine techniques: acupressure, visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques, and facilitated partner support...
July 12, 2016: BMJ Open
Kaori Baba, Yaeko Kataoka, Kaori Nakayama, Yukari Yaju, Shigeko Horiuchi, Hiromi Eto
BACKGROUND: The Japan Academy of Midwifery developed and disseminated the '2012 Evidence-based Guidelines for Midwifery Care (Guidelines for Midwives)' for low-risk births to achieve a more uniform standard of care during childbirth in Japan. The objective of this study was to cross-sectional survey policy implementation regarding care during the second stage of labor at Japanese hospitals, clinics, and midwifery birth centers, and to compare those policies with the recommendations in Guidelines for Midwives...
February 24, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Shoko Takeuchi, Shigeko Horiuchi
BACKGROUND: In Japan, the rate of pregnant women who practice antenatal perineal massage was only 15.1%. AIM: The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a smartphone website and a leaflet to support antenatal perineal massage practice for primiparous women. METHODS: In a randomised control trial, 161 primiparous women were randomly assigned to a smartphone website group (n=81) or a leaflet group (n=80). Data analysis were by per protocol analysis and intention to treat analysis...
October 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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January 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
A Battut, J Nizard
OBJECTIVE: Assessing the impact of perineal rehabilitation and massage on perineal pain and dyspareunia in the postpartum period, between 15days and 12months after delivery. METHODS: We conducted an exhaustive review of the literature concerning pelvic floor rehabilitation in the postpartum between 1987 and May 2015, grading data by levels of evidence (LOE) according to the methodology recommendations for clinical guidelines. RESULTS: Pelvic floor rehabilitation in the postpartum is not associated with a decreased prevalence of perineal pain and dyspareunia at 1year (LOE3)...
March 2016: Progrès en Urologie
Gulbahtiyar Demirel, Zehra Golbasi
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of perineal massage during active labor on the frequency of episiotomy and perineal tearing. METHODS: A randomized controlled study was conducted at a center in Sivas, Turkey, between January 1, 2010, and May 31, 2011. Healthy pregnant women presenting for their first or second delivery at 37-42 weeks of pregnancy were enrolled during the first stage of labor. Participants were randomly assigned (1:1) to the massage group (10-minute perineal massage with glycerol four times during the first stage and once during the second stage of labor) or control group (routine care)...
November 2015: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Marijke Van Kampen, Nele Devoogdt, An De Groef, Annelies Gielen, Inge Geraerts
Several studies have described the evidence of prenatal physiotherapy for one symptom, but none has made an overview. We provided a systematic review on the effectiveness of prenatal physiotherapy. A full search was conducted in three electronic databases (Embase, PubMed/MEDLINE and PEDro), selecting randomized controlled trials concerning prenatal physiotherapy. Methodological quality was assessed using the PEDro scale. We identified 1,249 studies and after exclusions 54 studies were included concerning the evidence of prenatal physiotherapy...
November 2015: International Urogynecology Journal
N Ratier, E Balenbois, V Letouzey, P Marès, R de Tayrac
INTRODUCTION: The main objective of that review was to evaluate the pelvi-perineal consequences of the different methods of pushing at vaginal delivery. METHODS: A review on PubMed, the Cochrane Library and EM-Premium was performed from 1984 to 2014. Among 29 manuscripts analysed, only nine randomised controlled trials (including one meta-analysis of three trials) comparing Valsalva and spontaneous pushing were selected. A 10 th study, secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial comparing different methods of perineal protection (warm compresses, massage and manual protection), was also selected...
March 2015: Progrès en Urologie
Nilgun Altuntas, Asli Celebi Tayfur, Mesut Kocak, Hasan Cem Razi, Serpil Akkurt
UNLABELLED: We aimed to evaluate a recently defined technique based on bladder stimulation and paravertebral lumbar massage maneuvers in collecting a midstream clean-catch urine sample in newborns. A total of 127 term newborns were randomly assigned either to the experimental group or the control group. Twenty-five minutes after feeding, the genital and perineal areas of the babies were cleaned. The babies were held under the armpits with legs dangling. Bladder stimulation and lumbar paravertebral massage maneuvers were only applied to the babies in the experimental group...
May 2015: European Journal of Pediatrics
Mary Lou Kopas
Management of the second stage of labor often follows tradition-based routines rather than evidence-based practices. This review of second-stage labor care practices discusses risk factors for perineal trauma and prolonged second stage and scrutinizes a variety of care practices including positions, styles of pushing, use of epidural analgesia, and perineal support techniques. Current evidence for management of the second stage of labor supports the practices of delayed pushing, spontaneous (nondirected) pushing, and maternal choice of positions...
May 2014: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Dean A Seehusen, Meghan Raleigh
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March 1, 2014: American Family Physician
S I M F Ismail, S J Emery
Antenatal perineal massage is recommended to reduce perineal trauma at the time of delivery. The practice has been shown to be acceptable to pregnant women taking part in research studies. The aim of this study was to establish its acceptability to pregnant women in day-to-day clinical practice, as well as their awareness of its technique. An anonymous self-construct questionnaire was given to mothers after their first delivery. A total of 113 questionnaires were returned over a 4-month period. With regard to acceptability, 61...
November 2013: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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