Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

Relaxation Therapy in Pregnant Women With Premature Contractions: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Authors
Riadinni Alita, Setyowati, Imami Nur Rachmawati
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Riadinni Alita
Available Online 25 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.069How to use a DOI?
Keywords
premature contractions, anxiety, relaxation therapy, self-hypnosis
Abstract
Premature contractions result in preterm labor and are dangerous for the safety of the fetus. Premature labor or babies born with low birth weight have a risk of developmental disorders, risk of infection and even death. Therefore, medical and nursing management is needed to prevent recurring premature contractions. One evidence-based nursing practice that can be applied by nurses to improve comfort and prevent recurring contractions is by doing relaxation therapy. A trial design of five respondents who were pregnant women with premature contractions based on evidence-based nursing practice using consecutive sampling method. The application was given an explanation of the concept of self hypnosis relaxation, giving examples of exercises, and listening to recordings. Self hypnosis relaxation therapy was applied to five pregnant women with premature contractions, with conditions not under emergency and in treatment or recovery in hospital. This therapy was effectively applied to increase comfort, reduce anxiety, and prevent recurring contractions. It was recommended for pregnant women and families to continue the relaxation therapy at home.
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AU  - Riadinni Alita
AU  - Setyowati
AU  - Imami Nur Rachmawati
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/11/25
TI  - Relaxation Therapy in Pregnant Women With Premature Contractions: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
BT  - Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 406
EP  - 412
SN  - 2468-5739
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DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.069
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