International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Indonesia | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018


Application of Pelvic Rocking Exercises Using Birth Ball to Labor Pain and Level of Beta-Endorphine

Niken Wahyu Hidayati | Runjati [5] | Bedjo Santoso [2]


Abstract: Background: Very severe pain in labor must be overcome effectively, if not resolved can affect the condition of the mother and fetus. Efforts to reduce labor pain effectively and efficiently are done by ending the labor. Pelvic rocking exercise using birth ball is one of the choices for labor management pain that can improve the progress of labor. Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of giving pelvic rocking exercises using birth ball to reduce pain in the first stage of labor and increase in beta-endorphine levels in labor. Methods: Quasy experimental with pre-post test design with control group design. Sample 40 is divided into 2 groups. Each group consists of 20 respondents. Group 1 was given the intervention of pelvic rocking exercises using birth ball, while group 2 was the control group. Analysis was used to assess differences in pain reduction between the 2 groups using Mann-Whitney test, while differences in the increase in beta-endorphine levels used Independent T-Test. Results: The mean labor pain after being given treatment was 67 % (mild pain), while the control group was 26 % (moderate pain). The results of different labor pain tests using the Mann-Whithney test obtained p value = 0, 000. The mean level of -endorphins after being given treatment was 140.25 ng / ml, while the control group was 56.72 ng / ml. The results of different test levels of -endorphins using the Independent T-Test obtained p value = 0, 000. Conclusion: Pelvic rocking exercises using birth ball are effective for reducing pain in the first stage of labor and increasing beta-endorphine levels in labor.


Keywords: childbirth, pelvic rocking exercises, birth ball exercises, labor pain, beta endorphine


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,


Pages: 1908 - 1910


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