IMPACT OF BREATHING EXERCISE AS PRENATAL EDUCATION ON SEVERITY OF LABOUR PAIN AMONG PRIMIGRAVIDA
Aims. The aim of the present research was to study the Impact of Breathing Exercise as Prenatal Education on Severity of Labour Pain among Primigravida . Methods. Present Behavioral Intensity (PBI) and the self-report Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), and Three Types of Breathing Exercises were used to assess variables under study. Data was collected from (n=140) Primigravida. Experimental research design was used in the present study. Results. Level of pain was significantly lower in the Slow Deep Breathing type (2.82±0.60) than other two types. During the assessment of level of pain, the mothers in study group have significantly a lower mean score (2.82) than those in control group (3.20) (P=0.035). In addition, the results of assessment the pain score by visual analogue scale every 30 minutes, revealed that the mothers in study group have significantly a lower mean score (6.72) than those in control group (9.36) (P=0.001). Conclusions. The level of pain in each group was increased during the process of labour, but more less in study group than control group in which the pain reaches approximately maximum level of pain score.
Keywords: Impact of Breathing Exercise, Prenatal Education, Severity of Labour Pain, Primigravida