Effect of Nipple Stimulation on the Second Stage of Delivery Time among Delivery Mothers in Bengkulu

Yulita Elvira Silviani, Violita Siska Mutiara, Ajeng Ela Fathurrohmah


Study Program of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences Tri Mandiri Sakti Bengkulu



Background: Mothers often face difficulty in pushing stage of birth delivery. Previous studies stated that nipple stimulation may help release hormones that cause uterine contraction by releasing oxytocin and posterior pituitary. This study aimed to investigate the effect of nipple stimulation at the 2nd stage of delivery among mothers.

Subjects and Method: This was a randomized controlled trial conducted at Basuki Rahmad community health center, Bengkulu, from April 29 to June 15, 2019. A total of 85 delivery mothers were selected for this study consisting of 43 mothers with and 42 mothers without nipple stimulation. The independent variable was nipple stimulation. The dependent variable was time of the 2nd stage of delivery. Mean difference of 2nd stage delivery time was tested by independent t test.

Results: After intervention, the 2nd stage delivery time in the nipple stimulation group (Mean= 19.80; SD= 5.13) was shorter than the non-nipple stimulation group (Mean= 34.87; SD= 5.90), and it was statistically significant (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Nipple stimulation can effectively reduce the 2nd stage delivery time among delivery mothers.

Keywords: stimulation, nipple, 2nd stage delivery time

Correspondence: Yulita Elvira Silviani, Study Program of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences Tri Mandiri Sakti Bengkulu. Jl. Hibrida Raya No.3 Sidomulyo, Bengkulu 38229. Email: vivielvira92@gmail.com. Mobile: 082186619662.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.03.35

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