Volume 14, Issue 29 (summer 2002)                   IJN 2002, 14(29): 59-63 | Back to browse issues page


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EFFECT OF SITTING POSITION ON DURATION OF SECOND STAGE OF LABOR AND APGAR SCORE. IJN. 2002; 14 (29) :59-63
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-328-en.html

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  Background : Mother's position during labor has been a major concern for faster, easier and more tolerable birth. In fact, position change during labor be introduced ad a solution for dystopia, prolonged labor and labor arrest. Furthermore, pregnancy outcome including the health of fetus and neonate is affected by upright delivery position.

  Objective : To determine the effect of sitting position on the duration of 2nd stage of labor and neonatal apgar score.

  Design : This was a randomized controlled clinical trial.

  Samples: 100 women were selected consecutively and assigned randomly to one of trail or control group(50 in each).

  Results : The duration of 2nd stage of labor was significantly lower in case versus comparative group )p= 0.01).

  The statistical significance wasn't found for the 1st and 5 minutes after birth apgar score in comparison between 2 groups.

  Discussion : Although, sitting position was found shorten the 2nd stage of labor in this study, it is suggested that mothers be given the chance to choose own position of delivery.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2008/01/27

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