Effectiveness of Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise on Labor Outcome Among Antenatal Mothers

Authors

  • M. Kavitha Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, India
  • A. Abhishiya Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, India
  • V. Abirami Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, India
  • N. Abitha Saveetha College of Nursing, SIMATS, Chennai, India

Keywords:

Antenatal mothers, Effectiveness of exercise, Labor outcome, Pelvic floor muscle exercise

Abstract

Pregnancy is a period were women has been exposed to drastic physical and mental changes. fluctuation in mental health is reversible after labor outcome, but the physical damage to the internal organ, cannot be reversed back to its original stage. Antenatal period not only composed with safe maternity and neonatal outcome but also the stability of maternal health for future purpose. This is accompanied by antenatal exercise. The present aim was to assess the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle exercise on labor outcome among antenatal mothers. A quantitative approach with pre experimental research design was adopted for the present study. 60 antenatal mothers (n=60) were selected by using convenient sampling technique. A Self- structured questionnaire method was used to collect both the demographic data and the level of knowledge on PFME. The pre-test data was collected among 60 study participants, after intervention, post-test was done to assess the effectiveness. Outcome of the present study revealed that pre-test mean score on effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle exercise towards antenatal mother found 7.72 and post-test about 17.85. Hence concluded that the antenatal mother had improvement in level of knowledge in post-test compared to pre-test.

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Published

03-07-2022

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M. Kavitha, A. Abhishiya, V. Abirami, and N. Abitha, “Effectiveness of Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise on Labor Outcome Among Antenatal Mothers”, IJRESM, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 327–329, Jul. 2022.

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