Inhalation Aromatherapy Using Lavender Essential Oil to Decrease the Intensity of Labor Pain in Active Phase of First Stage Among Primiparous

Authors

  • Mayasari Ardela Unik
  • Nara Lintan Mega Puspita
  • Raffiky Pinandia Sustamy
  • Fistaqul Isnaini

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30994/jqph.v5i2.356

Keywords:

Lavender aromatherapy, Pain, Labor, Primiparous

Abstract

Labor pain is caused by contractions of the myometrium, stretching the lower segment of the uterus and cervix, as well as uterine muscle ischemia as physiological processes that cause pain, fear, and worry that can impact both the mother and fetus. One non-pharmacological method for pain management through encephalins production is aromatherapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of lavender aromatherapy by inhalation on reducing the intensity of physiological labor pain in the active phase of first stage among primiparous. The design of this study was experimental with a one-group pretest-posttest without control group in 20 people who were given lavender aromatherapy when the cervical dilatation was 6 cm. Data were analyzed using paired t-test with the results showing that lavender aromatherapy was proven to significantly reduce the intensity of physiological labor pain during the active phase (p-value <0.05). Inhalation therapy with lavender aromatherapy can be used as an alternative in midwifery practice to reduce the intensity of physiological labor pain in the active phase of first stage among primiparous

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Published

2022-05-31

How to Cite

Ardela, M., Nara Lintan Mega Puspita, Raffiky Pinandia Sustamy, & Fistaqul Isnaini. (2022). Inhalation Aromatherapy Using Lavender Essential Oil to Decrease the Intensity of Labor Pain in Active Phase of First Stage Among Primiparous. Journal for Quality in Public Health, 5(2), 154–158. https://doi.org/10.30994/jqph.v5i2.356