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Randomized Controlled Trial
. 2016 Nov;25:81-86.
doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.08.008. Epub 2016 Aug 17.

The Effect of Aromatherapy With Lavender Essence on Severity of Labor Pain and Duration of Labor in Primiparous Women

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Randomized Controlled Trial

The Effect of Aromatherapy With Lavender Essence on Severity of Labor Pain and Duration of Labor in Primiparous Women

Mansoreh Yazdkhasti et al. Complement Ther Clin Pract. .

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Lavender essence inhalation on severity of labor pain and duration of labor.

Methods and materials: This single-blind, randomized clinical trial was conducted on 120 pregnant women in two groups. The experimental group received 2 drops of Lavender essence inhaled at three stages (4-5, 6-7, 8-9 cm cervical dilation) and severity of the labor pain and duration of labor was measured before and after intervention. The control group was treated with distilled water as a placebo in the similar ways, too.

Results: The results showed that difference in the labor pain before and after intervention in two groups was significant (P = 0/001). But there was no difference in mean duration of the active phase and the second stage of labor between the two groups.

Conclusion: Lavender essence aromatherapy may be an effective therapeutic option for pain management for women in labor.

Keywords: Aromatherapy; Labor pain; Lavender essence; Primiparous women.

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