Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2017 , Vol 8, Issue 3
Implementation of Of Non-Pharmacological Birth Facilitator Methods On a Nulliparous Pregnance Case
Meryem Metinoğlu1, Aylin Yalçın Irmak1, Sinem Albayrak Kaya2
1Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik, Tekirdağ, Türkiye
2Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı, Tekirdağ, Türkiye
Giving birth is one of the most severe pain inducing experiences with both pharmacological (PPCT) and nonpharmacological pain control methods (NPPCT) used during the process of delivery. In this case report, NPPCT’s implementation was reported by the birth supporter after prenatal preparation and training for birth was given to a pregnant woman who wanted a normal delivery and had a history of premature spontaneous abortions.

Case Report: The 28-year-old nullipar was directed to the first author of this article for prenatal training and birth support. On April 23, 2015 at 00:45, week 38.2 of gestation the birth began, and AE’s labor and birth process is attended by a birth attendant and her husband. NPPCT (dim light, music, complementary liquids and foods, active birth positions, aromatherapy, acupressure, ice bags, massage, shower, wet hot applications, and breathing exercises) were used during labor and birth process .

Conclusions and Recommendations: Applications at birth had considerable effects on reducing the anxiety of the pregnant woman, relieving the level of pain felt, reducing perineal pressure, and inducing contractions. Intrapartum birth satisfaction of pregnant woman was found to be high. In the light of these results, it is recommended that the use of NPPCT assisted by birth supporters should be promoted as much as possible in the case of pregnancies with similar characteristics in preparations for birth. Keywords : non-pharmacological pain control methods, natural childbirth, labor pain, doulas, prenatal education, pregnant, psychosocial support systems