The effectiveness of delivery ball use versus conventional nursing care during delivery of primiparae

Clinical effect of delivery ball

  • Jianfang Wang Binzhou People’s Hospital
  • Xuemei Lu
  • Chunhong Wang
  • Xuemei Li
Keywords: Delivery, Delivery ball, Free position, Primipara

Abstract

Objective: To analyze the clinical effect of delivery ball and free position delivery nursing in primipara delivery.

Methods: Total 110 primipara who were admitted to the department of gynecology and obstetrics of our hospital from August 2017 to August 2018 were included in the study. They were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 55 each group. The control group adopted conventional nursing measures, while the observation group adopted delivery ball combined with free position midwifery nursing on the basis of conventional nursing. The pain degree, comfort degree, pregnancy outcome and sense of delivery control were compared between the two groups.

Results: The number of puerperae with grade 0 and 3 labor pain in the two groups had no statistically significant difference (P>0.05). The number of puerperae with grade 1 and 2 had significant difference (P<0.05). As to the comparison of the delivery mode between the two groups, there were 9 cases of cesarean delivery and 46 cases of vaginal delivery in the observation group; there were 19 cases of cesarean delivery and 36 cases of vaginal delivery in the control group; the differences had statistical significance (P<0.05). In the comparison of the birth process time of the vaginal delivery puerperae, the time of the first and second stages of labor in the observation group was shorter than that in the control group, and the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05); there was no difference in the time of the third stage of labor between the two groups (P>0.05). The amount of hemorrhage of the observation group 2 hours after labor was 172.50±40.60 mL and that of the control group was 224.45±32.80 mL; the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05). The sense of delivery control of the puerperae who suffered vaginal delivery was compared between the two groups using Labor Agentry Scale (LAS); the sense of delivery control of the observation group was stronger than that of the control group, and the differences had statistical significance (P<0.05).

Conclusion: In the delivery of primipara, delivery ball combined with free position delivery can help the primipara relieve pain, improve comfort degree, reduce the amount of postpartum hemorrhage, shorten the duration of various stages of labor, and improve the delivery outcome. It has a high clinical promotion value. 

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.1440

How to cite this:
Wang J, Lu X, Wang C, Li X. The effectiveness of delivery ball use versus conventional nursing care during delivery of primiparae. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(3):---------. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.3.1440

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Published
2020-02-14
Section
Original Articles