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Background: Perineal traumas particularly caused by tically significant.Rate of first-degree laceration was 33.3% 15 in massage group, while thispercent was 28.3% 28 in control group. This difference was not statisticallysignificant. In massage and control groups, second, third and fourth-degree lacerations did not occur. Conclusion: The results showed thatmassage with a sterile lubricant provides no apparent and significant advantageor disadvantage in reducing perineal trauma. Therefore, the use of massage astechnique for perineal control is safe based on labour criteria and woman’spreference during delivery.









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Perineal Massage; Episiotomy; Trauma; Laceration; Delivery

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Zare, O. , Pasha, H. and Faramarzi, M. 2014 Effect of perineal massage on the incidence of episiotomy and perineal laceration. Health, 6, 10-14. doi: 10.4236-health.2014.61003.





Author: Ommolbanin Zare, Hajar Pasha, Mahbobeh Faramarzi

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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