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Type: Artigo
Title: Developing strategies to be added to the protocol for antenatal care: an exercise and birth preparation program
Author: Miquelutti, Maria Amelia
Cecatti, Jose Guilherme
Makuch, Maria Yolanda
Abstract: To describe the implementation process of a birth preparation program, the activities in the protocol for physical and birth preparation exercises, and the educational activities that have been evaluated regarding effectiveness and women's satisfaction. The birth preparation program described was developed with the following objectives: to prevent lumbopelvic pain, urinary incontinence and anxiety; to encourage the practice of physical activity during pregnancy and of positions and exercises for non-pharmacological pain relief during labor; and to discuss information that would help women to have autonomy during labor. The program comprised the following activities: supervised physical exercise, relaxation exercises, and educational activities (explanations of lumbopelvic pain prevention, pelvic floor function, labor and delivery, and which non-pharmacological pain relief to use during labor) provided regularly after prenatal consultations. These activities were held monthly, starting when the women joined the program at 18-24 weeks of pregnancy and continuing until 30 weeks of pregnancy, fortnightly thereafter from 31 to 36 weeks of pregnancy, and then weekly from the 37 th week until delivery. Information and printed materials regarding the physical exercises to be performed at home were provided. Clinicaltrials. gov: NCT01155804. The program was an innovative type of intervention that systematized birth preparation activities that were organized to encompass aspects related both to pregnancy and to labor and that included physical, educational and home-based activities. The detailed description of the protocol used may serve as a basis for further studies and also for the implementation of birth preparation programs within the healthcare system in different settings
Subject: Incontinencia urinária por estresse
Educação pré-natal
Country: Brasil
Editor: USP
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.6061/clinics/2015(04)02
Date Issue: 2015
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