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Original Article

Perineal Massage and its Effects on the Incidence of Episiotomy and Perineal Trauma during Second Stage of Labor

Sangeeta Shah, Lakshmi Devi Sundari, Kavya Damavarapu, Gaddam Hanisha

Keywords : Episiotomy incidence, Frequency of perineal tears, Labor duration, Perineal massage

Citation Information : Shah S, Sundari LD, Damavarapu K, Hanisha G. Perineal Massage and its Effects on the Incidence of Episiotomy and Perineal Trauma during Second Stage of Labor. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2023; 15 (2):141-143.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2224

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Aim: To study perineal massage and its effects on the incidence of episiotomy and perineal trauma during second stage of labor Materials and methods: This is an observational study conducted among 150 primigravida women admitted to labor ward, Gandhi Hospital. At commencement of second stage of labor, participants were randomized into massage and control groups, 75 each and frequency of episiotomy, perineal tears, and second stage of labor duration were compared. Results and analysis: Episiotomy incidence was 80 and 93.3% in massage and control group, respectively, indicating increased need of episiotomy in the later group. Time duration of second stage labor was reduced in the massage group. In both massage and control groups, the perineal tears incidence was similar. Conclusion: Perineal massage considerately declined episiotomy rates, time duration of second stage of labor.

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