Navigation Links
Coaching In Labor Could Increase Bladder Problems

A recent research conducted by researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center has found that there is actually increased risk damage to the urinary bladder if a woman is coached during labor to push during contractions. // Furthermore, the presence of a coach does not seem to provide any visible clinical benefit in terms of shortening labor.

The study is the first of its kind done to explore the relationship between the presence of a coach during labor and the clinical outcome. The researchers specifically looked at second stage labor, when there is maximal dilatation of the cervix and the descent of the baby through the birth canal.

Reports of increased chances of pelvic floor problems amongst women coached during labor is believed to have initiated the current trial. Nearly 320 women who presented at the Parkland Memorial Hospital for a delivery (first delivery) were taken up for the study. Care was taken to ensure that only women with uncomplicated pregnancy and negative history of epidural anesthesia administration were included in the study.

They were assigned to two different groups, both comprising of nurse-midwives in a random fashion. Members of one group (163) were coached to push for 10 seconds during a uterine contraction while members of the other group (157) were instructed to “do what comes naturally”.

At the end of the study, it was found that in women allowed to respond naturally, the labor period was shortened from 59 to 46 minutes, yielding a 13-minute reduction.

A follow up study was conducted to investigate the long-term effects of coaching, with respect to the pelvic floor. Surprisingly, women who were coached during labor were found to have a reduced bladder capacity and a decreased sensation to urinate (first urge to void).

"There were no other findings to show that coaching or not coaching was advantageous or harmful. Oftentimes, it's best for the patient to do what's more comfortable for her, Whether or not these functional changes have long-term consequences; I'm not ready to say, " said Dr. Bloom, senior researcher of the team.

Results of this interesting research appear in the January issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. More studies are clearly indicated to accurately estimate the long-term effects of coaching during labor as effects such as these stated above can return to normal over a period of time.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery
2. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to challenge patents on drug
3. Dr Reddy’s Laboratories launches Hyalosy
4. AAI Pharma Files Lawsuit Against Dr. Reddys Laboratories
5. Abbott Laboratories to buy Biocompatibles cardiovascular stent business
6. Laboratory grown vegetarian meat
7. Abbott’s Laboratories R&D Capabilities Questione
8. Timing Of Womens Labor May Determine Effectiveness Of Pain Medication
9. More Women Are Opting For Painless Labor
10. Ranbaxy Laboratories All Set To Export Bird Flu Vaccines
11. Mexico and US border attain a new outlook due to BiNational Sustainability Laboratory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van ... Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite ... 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... at CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has ... , self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever “Issue ... conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work of ... and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce the ... as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in North ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market ... the report includes the following: , World ... Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  MedSource announced today that it has selected ... of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment ... clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture ... as the EDC platform of choice in exchange ... has long been a preferred EDC platform by ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced ... BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution ... this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in ... sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT is ... levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: