Effect of Kegel Exercise and Prone Position on Spasmodic Pain and Involution of Uterus Among Postnatal Mothers

Life Sciences-Nursing

Authors

  • N.Siva Subramanian Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat -384315, India.
  • Munjapaya Krishna Dhirajlal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat -384315, India.
  • B. Mahalakshmi Department of Pediatric Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat -384315, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0884-3101
  • D. Prakash Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat-384315, India.
  • Payal Vaghela Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological nursing, Nootan College of Nursing, Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat -384315, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22376/ijlpr.2023.13.3.L28-L37

Keywords:

Kegel exercise, prone position, spasmodic pain, involution of uterus, postnatal mothers

Abstract

Following delivery, women may feel a variety of pains and discomforts, including cramping pain brought on by uterine involution, in which the uterus contracts to stop blood loss and return to its pre-pregnancy size. This study examined the impact of kegal exercise and the prone posture on postpartum moms' spasmodic discomfort and uterine involution. “The research design selected for the study was pre experimental research design”. “Non Probability purposive sampling techniques” were used to collect 60 postnatal mothers. “Numerical pain rating scale to assess pain and clinical proforma to assess involution of uterus” was administered to conduct the pre-test and the post test. Each sample received the Kegel exercise (10 secs three times per day for three days) and the prone position (3 to 5 mints three times per day for three days) after the pretest pain and fundal height levels were evaluated. After three days, the same scale was used to assess pain and fundal height. The mean scores for the fundal height and pain pre-tests were 7.66 and 7.83, respectively. Post-test mean scores for fundal height and pain were 3.86 and 4.1, respectively. The pre-test fundal height and pain score had standard deviations of 1.77 and 1.37, and the post-test fundal height and pain score had standard deviations of 1.86 and 2.00. Age, educational attainment, and age of menarche were important factors in the calculated chi square value, but other variables were insignificant. The study's findings supported the notion that the prone posture and the Kegel exercise helped postpartum mothers' fundal height and pain. 

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Published

2023-05-01

How to Cite

Subramanian, N. ., Dhirajlal, M. K. ., Mahalakshmi, B. ., Prakash, . D., & Vaghela, P. . (2023). Effect of Kegel Exercise and Prone Position on Spasmodic Pain and Involution of Uterus Among Postnatal Mothers: Life Sciences-Nursing. International Journal of Life Science and Pharma Research, 13(3), L28-L37. https://doi.org/10.22376/ijlpr.2023.13.3.L28-L37

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