Aromatherapy With Citrus Aurantium Oil and Anxiety During the First Stage of Labor

  title={Aromatherapy With Citrus Aurantium Oil and Anxiety During the First Stage of Labor},
  author={Masoumeh Namazi and Seddigheh Amir Ali Akbari and Faraz Mojab and Atefe Talebi and Hamid Alavi Majd and Sharareh Jannesari},
  booktitle={Iranian Red Crescent medical journal},
BACKGROUND Anxiety is the most common psychological response of women to labor. Aromatherapy, i.e. the use of fragrant essential oils to stimulate the olfactory system, can create a state of calmness and help to alleviate anxiety. OBJECTIVES The present study tried to determine the efficacy of aromatherapy with Citrus aurantium oil in reducing anxiety during the first stage of labor. PATIENTS AND METHODS This randomized clinical trial was conducted on two groups of pregnant women, referred… CONTINUE READING
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