Effect of Peanut Ball Exercise on Fear of Labour among Primigravida Mother

Authors

  • Praisy Juliet S
  • VinodhKumar Ramalingam
  • Karthika Ramalingam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/wh89zn66

Keywords:

pregnancy, antenatal education & exercises, peanut ball exercise, fear, labour.

Abstract

Background: Fear of giving birth is the primary factor that has reduced the preference for natural birth. The
sudden rise in the percentage of C-sections has harmed women’s pregnancy and new-born health.
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of peanut ball exercise on reducing fear among primigravida mothers.
Materials and Methods: Thirty participants were randomly assigned to experimental (peanut ball exercise,
antenatal exercise, antenatal education) and conventional (Antenatal exercises) groups. The fear of childbirth
questionnaire (FCQ) was used to evaluate the pre-test the same test used to determine post-treatment values after
12 weeks of the treatment.
Results: A significant difference was observed between the experimental and control groups (P =0.0001). peanut
ball exercise and antenatal education were effective in mothers with a fear of childbirth.
Conclusion: Peanut ball training is effective in mothers with a fear of childbirth.

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Author Biographies

  • Praisy Juliet S

    Postgraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical &
    Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • VinodhKumar Ramalingam

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Karthika Ramalingam

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effect of Peanut Ball Exercise on Fear of Labour among Primigravida Mother. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 319-324. https://doi.org/10.37506/wh89zn66