Effect of birth ball on labor pain relief: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

  title={Effect of birth ball on labor pain relief: A systematic review and meta‐analysis},
  author={Somayeh Makvandi and Robab Latifnejad Roudsari and Ramin Sadeghi and Leila Karimi},
  journal={Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research},
  pages={1679 - 1686}
To critically evaluate the available evidence related to the impact of using a birth ball on labor pain relief. 

The Effect of Normal Physiologic Childbirth on Labor Pain Relief: an Interventional Study in Mother-Friendly Hospitals

The aim of the present study is to assess the effect of the normal physiologic childbirth program in a mother-friendly hospital on labor pain relief.

The Impact of Birth Ball Exercises on Mode of Delivery and Length of Labor: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Given the findings of the present study, it is essential to perform further high-quality studies with more scientific design to provide clinical evidence on the use of birth ball as a maternity service.

Birthing ball for reducing labor pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  • Jessica M GrenvikE. Rosenthal V. Berghella
  • Medicine
    The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians
  • 2021
The birthing ball is an effective method of pain reduction during labor for women laboring without an epidural and did not result in a significant difference in incidence of spontaneous vaginal delivery, operative vaginal Delivery, cesarean delivery, or perineal lacerations.

Impact of Peanut Ball Device on the Duration of Active Labor: A Randomized Control Trial

Use of the peanut ball does not significantly increase rates of cervical dilation or decrease time in active labor.

A Review of Randomized Clinical Trials on the Effect of Aromatherapy with Lavender on Labor Pain Relief

Suffering severe labor pain during vaginal delivery may affect women’s decision on the mode of delivery in their future pregnancies.

An Update on the Effect of Massage and Inhalation Aromatherapy with Lavender on Labor Pain Relief: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

An Update on the Effect of Massage and Inhalation Aromatherapy with Lavender on Labor Pain Relief: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis is published.

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Acupressure on Relieving the Labor Pain

The findings of this meta-analysis showed that the acupressure significantly reduced the labor pain during the active phase of labor compared to the nonintervention or placebo; considering that the quality of the included studies was generally moderate, rigorous RCTs with better design and higher quality are needed to obtain definitive conclusions.

Experience of Childbirth With Birth Ball: A Randomized Controlled Trial

In general, although birth ball exercise could decrease the childbirth pain, part of this effect was probably associated with an increase in self-efficacy of the patients.



Acupuncture for pain relief in labour: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

Please cite this paper as: Cho S‐H, Lee H, Ernst E. Acupuncture for pain relief in labour: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. BJOG 2010;117:907–920.

Effect of birth ball usage on pain in the active phase of labor: a randomized controlled trial.

Although the use of a birth ball had no effect on theduration of the active phase of labor, the duration of uterine contractions, or the interval between contractions in the 2 groups, this complementary treatment could reduce the intensity of pain during the activephase of labor.

Nonpharmacologic approaches for pain management during labor compared with usual care: a meta-analysis.

Nonpharmacologic approaches to relieve pain during labor, when used as a part of hospital pain relief strategies, provide significant benefits to women and their infants without causing additional harm.

Reviewing the effect of reflexology on the pain and certain features and outcomes of the labor on the primiparous women

Reflexology can lead to decrease in the labor pain and can be replaced as an alternative for pharmacological methods, regarding to the safety of this technique.

Efficacy of birth ball exercises on labour pain management.

Birth ball exercise could be an alternative means of relieving back pain and labour pain in the labour ward, and could decrease pethidine consumption in labouring women.

Pain and women's satisfaction with the experience of childbirth: a systematic review.

  • E. Hodnett
  • Medicine, Psychology
    American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
  • 2002

[Role of deambulation during labour: A prospective randomized study].

[Experiences applying a birth ball to help a parturient woman in labor].

Nursing experiences of applying a birth ball to help a parturient woman in labor, who had experienced labor pains and was accompanied by her husband, and how the woman delivered her baby, safely and smoothly, experiencing the whole process satisfactorily.

The Birth Ball Experience: Outcome Evaluation of the Intrapartum Use of Birth Ball

Outcomes including the duration of the first and second stages of labour and the mode of delivery were evaluated and no detrimental effects on babies were identified as evidenced by satisfactory Apgar scores and low admission rates to the neonatal intensive care unit.

Banho quente de aspersão, exercícios perineais com bola suíça e dor no trabalho de parto

The results indicate that the associated use of non-pharmacological methods for pain relief, warm aspersion bath and perineal exercises with the Swiss ball during the dilation phase is related to the reduction of pain and promotion of the parturient's comfort when associated.