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Rashidi Fakari F, Tabatabaee Chehr M, Rashidi Fakari F, Mortazavi H, Kamali H, Tayebi V. Effects of aromatherapy on pain of labor in nulliparous women. North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences 2013; 5 (2) :359-362
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Abstract Background & objective: Pain labor is one of the sensory experiences in a woman's life. It is often intense in more than half of pregnant women and cause to adverse consequences for the mother, fetus and the labor process. One of the most common non-pharmacological methods is aromatherapy. This study aimed to investigate the effect of aromatherapy on pain of labor in nulliparous women Methods and Materials: 150 nulliparous women candidate vaginal delivery admitted to Bentoolhuda hospital, Bojnurd on , were selected randomly and divided into three groups namely : geranium essential oil group, orange oil group and distilled water. Demographic and obstetric data, visual analog scale (VAS) were collected. Pain was assessed before and 20 minutes after intervention visual analog pain scale. Data were analyzed by SPSS software and presented with wilcoxon and chi-square. Results: Pain was reduced significantly in orange scent group (p =0.01) but in geranium groups (p =0.1) and controls (p =0.46) were not significant. Conclusion: Our study showed that the use of aromatherapy with orange essential oils can be used as simple ,non-invasive and non-pharmacological methods of pain relief in labor.

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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2014/12/31 | Accepted: 2014/12/31 | Published: 2014/12/31

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