A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LAMAZE BREATHING EXERCISE ON LABOUR PAIN AND ANXIETY TOWARDS THE OUTCOME AMONG PRIMIPAROUS MOTHERS IN GOVERNMENT HEAD QUARTERS HOSPITAL, THIRUVALLUR

Ms.Varalakshmi. E, Ms. Priyanka. P

Abstract


During child birth a woman is more vulnerable than any others time in her life. The cause for this vulnerability mainly occurs due to labour pain and anxiety .pain associated with labour is unique and it is been accepted as a necessary part of child birth .the concept of painless childbirth gave rise to many scientific discoveries and researches .As a result ,different non- pharmacological methods were tried out to relieve pain. Among them, one of the practical method that can be used is Lamaze breathing technique. Lamaze method is ‘tool’ that helps the women to maintain control during uterine contraction with relaxation. Quasi experimental design was used selected to assess the effectiveness of Lamaze breathing exercise on labour pain and anxiety .After obtaining the permission from the Head of the department gynaecology   study was conducted among 120 sample on primi mothers, 60 each in experimental and control group who met the inclusive criteria. Purposive sample technique was used for selecting the sample. Data where collected from the subject using numerical rating scale. Data was Collected using demographic variable and level of pain was assessed by  using VAS  and anxiety assessed by using numerical rating scale score of both group. Experimental group was given Lamaze breathing  exercise for 10 days .data were collected after 10 days. Results:  The results reveals that the calculated t value for the experimental group is t = 27.4746. Which is found to be significant at p>0.05 level and the t value for the control group is t= 5.7930.Which is found to be significant at p>0.05. So the Lamaze breathing on labour pain among primi parous mother. The results reveals that the calculated t value for the experimental group is t = 16.7042. Which is found to be significant at p>0.05 level and the t value for the control group is t= 9.5537.Which is found to be significant at p>0.05. So the effectiveness of Lamaze breathing on labour anxiety.Conclusion:It was conducted that Lamaze breathing exercise could be used in reduced pain and anxiety.


Keywords


Lamaze breathing, Primi gravida mother, labour pain, anxiety

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