The experience of women whom received non pharmacological pain management during labor in North of Palestine
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Conference Paper


Introduction: labor experience is multidimensional process, and therefore it is difficult to explain and describe, and labor pain consider the second most painful pain in the world. Studies have produced inconsistent findings about it, and all over years many pharmacological and non pharmacological methods were used to reduce that pain.  This study was focused on using non pharmacological method such as (massage, changing position, support) to reduce pain.


Aim: This study aimed to assess and investigate the degree and acceptance of using non pharmacological pain management during labor in reducing pain


Methods: Both quantitative and qualitative methods were conduct , with complete randomization , to select the sample; the sample size was 40 participants selected from labor word from Ramallah complex medical hospital and Rafedia hospital in Nablus, and they were divided into 2 groups intervention and control group


Results & Conclusion: After analyzing the data on SPSS, the result showed that  there was a significant relationship between using non pharmacological methods (massage , changing position , support) and reducing labor pain ,  (p-value = 0.03), and there was differentiation between the two group , the mean of the intervention group was 68 and the control group 71.3 which shows reduction in pain on Mcgill questionnaire. And the most effective method and favorable was massage to the participant. The study concluded that most of the participant had accepted using the non-pharmacological techniques in reducing their labor pain because it was effective and helpful in redaction of pain. Although, the participants favored support from their mothers or husband to help them go over this tiring stage and preferred to  change their position spontaneously without forcing  to stay  on the bed while women has hurting. Therefore, the recommendation is the hospital polices must be change based on women's need and the non-pharmacological techniques has to replace the pharmacological techniques


Key word: non pharmacological methods (massage, changing position, support) ,reduce labor pain

Conference Title
"Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!"- Ramallah
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Conference Date
May 24, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2017
Conference Sponsor
Ibin Sina college Ramallah