Effects of acupressure on progress of labor and cesarean section rate: randomized clinical trial

@inproceedings{Mafetoni2015EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of acupressure on progress of labor and cesarean section rate: randomized clinical trial},
  author={Reginaldo Roque Mafetoni and Antonieta Keiko Kakuda Shimo},
  booktitle={Revista de saude publica},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze the effects of acupressure at the SP6 point on labor duration and cesarean section rates in parturients served in a public maternity hospital. METHODS This controlled, randomized, double-blind, pragmatic clinical trial involved 156 participants with gestational age ≥ 37 weeks, cervical dilation ≥ 4 cm, and ≥ 2 contractions in 10 min. The women were randomly divided into an acupressure, placebo, or control group at a university hospital in an inland city in the state of Sao… CONTINUE READING
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