The Effectivity of Birth Ball Exercise on Labor: a Systematic Literature Review
- 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.037How to use a DOI?
- birth ball, birthing, exercise, childbirth, labor pain, duration
A midwife service area is pregnancy and normal childbirth. One of multipurpose childbirth tools which is easily available for women is birth ball. The tool is useful to shorten childbirth duration, make the childbirth more efficient, help mother feel more comfortable, and help in the descents of fetal head. Scientific literatures about the use of birth ball for childbirth are considered rare. The purpose of this study is to conclude and examine literatures that are connected to the effectiveness of birth ball exercise on labor. The data were articles published within 2008–2018 from Pubmed and Cochrane Library and were selected by using literature elimination strategies. Of the initial 374 articles that were verified, this study analyzed 5 articles which met the inclusion criteria. Birth ball exercise was effective to reduce pain during childbirth. The duration and interval of uterus contraction was longer. There are statistically significant differences between birth ball exercise that was done in class compared to those done at home in childbirth duration phase I and II. The use of birth ball resulted higher the efficacy in the active phase of childbirth. It shows that the efficacy has an impact for about 30–40% at delivery. Women practicing birth ball exercise used fewer epidural anesthesia and fewer Caesar operation. Birth ball exercise was effective to reduce pain during childbirth in latent and active phase, the duration and contraction interval on uterus were longer, having effect to childbirth duration phase I and II, mother efficacy in childbirth is higher, less using epidural anesthesia and caesarean sections.
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TY - CONF AU - Arista Apriani AU - Esitra Herfanda AU - Fitria Siswi Utami PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - The Effectivity of Birth Ball Exercise on Labor: a Systematic Literature Review BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 189 EP - 194 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.037 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.037 ID - Apriani2020 ER -