Randomized trial of perineal massage during pregnancy: perineal symptoms three months after delivery.

@article{Labrecque2000RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trial of perineal massage during pregnancy: perineal symptoms three months after delivery.},
  author={Michel Labrecque and E Allen Eason and Sylvie Marcoux},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 1 Pt 1},
  pages={76-80}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of perineal massage performed during pregnancy on perineal symptoms 3 months after delivery. STUDY DESIGN Pregnant women from 5 hospitals in the province of Quebec, Canada, participated in this single-blind, randomized, controlled trial. All participants received oral and written information on the prevention of perineal trauma. Women in the experimental group were taught the perineal massage technique and were asked to perform a 10… CONTINUE READING