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2022 May 18

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth



The impact of antenatal massage practice on intrapartum massage application and their associations with the use of analgesics during labour : Sub-analysis of a randomised control trial.


Lai C Y, Wong M K W, Tong W H, Lau K Y, Chu S Y, Tam A M L, Hui L L, Lao TTH, Leung T Y
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2022 May 18; 22(1):420.
PMID: 35585620.


Massage during labour is one form of intrapartum non-pharmacological pain relief but it is not known whether the frequency of practicing these massage techniques among couples during the antenatal period could enhance the effectiveness of intrapartum massage. This study was to evaluate the association between compliance of antenatal massage practice with intrapartum application and their impact on the use of analgesics during labour.