Effect of Uterine Massage to Women during Third Stage of Labor on Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage

Dalal Khalel Eshra, Omar El Nahta, Amal Gamal, Farida Habib


Background: Postpartum hemorrhage is still the leading cause of death of birthing mothers in the world today. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of uterine massage to women during the third stage of labor on preventing postpartum hemorrhage. Method: The Design of this study was quasi-experimental. The study sample consisted of 400 women divided into 4 groups. The study was conducted at Menoufia University Hospital. The tool of this study was a structured interview questionnaire. The validity of the tool was ascertained by a group of experts who reviewed the tool for content validity. The reliability of the tool was assessed through testing their internal consistency. Results: there was statistically significant difference between the studied groups as regards the amount of blood loss, time of placental delivery, the use of uterotonics and the occurrence of postpartum hemorrhage. Conclusion, uterine massage during and after placental delivery is effective in reducing blood loss. uterine massage during and after placental delivery must be applied. It is also recommended to teach nurses how to apply uterine massage.


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