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N. Rathina
Sunita Srivastava
Sarita Rawat


Mobility, labor progress, primi parturient, the first stage of labor


Background: Labor and delivery are normal physiological processes. This study is a non -pharmacological method to evaluate the effectiveness of mobility on parturition, maternal satisfaction and fetal outcome in labor room. Traditionally women were mobile in their comfort, but with an advance in science and technology, women are bound to labor table to monitor women and fetus by health care provider.

Methods: A pretest posttest control group design was adopted for the study and 60 primi parturient women who were in active labor without maternal and fetal complications where chosen who reported to labor room at Swami Dayanand Hospital Delhi. Validated and reliability tested structured tools were used to assess the parturition, maternal satisfaction and neonatal outcome after 24 hours of delivery.

Results: The result revealed that mobility intervention during 1st stage of labour was having significant effect on parturition (p=.03); and maternal satisfaction (p=.001). The neonatal outcome between the experimental and control groups were not significantly different.

Conclusion: Mobility was mastering maternal satisfaction during parturition and  enhancing labor pain, reducing the duration of the first stage of labor with better maternal and foetal outcome  that can be adopted as labor room guidelines during active labor.

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