Cortisol Effect on Maternal Pain in the Labor Environmental Settings

  • Nanik Cahyati Department of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences Jenderal Achmad Yani
  • Fitri Nurhayati Department of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences Jenderal Achmad Yani

Abstract

A safe and satisfactory birth experience depends on some degree of stress experienced by a woman
giving birth. Fear and anxiety can disrupt the subtle neuro-hormonal influences that drive labor
and birth, allowing for intervention at delivery and associated with greater potential risk to life for
the well-being of women, infants and families. Setting the delivery environment is one of the non-
pharmacological methods to divert attention from maternal pain. This study aims to determine the
effect of cortisol hormone on maternal pain in the setting of labor environment. This research uses
quasi experimental method of pre post test with control group design with 60 mothers in Self-
Employment Midwife (in Bahasa Indonesia, it was abbreviated as BPM). Test statistical analysis
using Mann-Whitney Test, T Test and Double Regression Test. The results obtained were: there
was a difference of average pain between treatment and control group at T1 (4,97 vs 5,67; p =
0,109), and at T3 (8,27 vs 8,50; p = 0,218), whereas in T2 the mean pain of the treatment group
was lower than in the control group (6.70 vs 7.30, p = 0.039). There was no effect of percentage
increase of cortisol level with labor pain (P> 0,05). Conclusion of this research there was no effect
of cortisol on maternal pain in labor environmental setting.

Published
2018-01-02
How to Cite
CAHYATI, Nanik; NURHAYATI, Fitri. Cortisol Effect on Maternal Pain in the Labor Environmental Settings. 2nd International Seminar on Global Health (ISGH), [S.l.], p. 12-17, jan. 2018. Available at: <http://repository.stikesayani.ac.id/index.php/isgh2/article/view/5>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019.
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