Effectiveness of Ambulation during First Stage of Labour, on the Outcome of Labour among Primigravid Women in Selected Hospitals of Palakkad District, Kerala
Many women desire mobility during labour, which helps to enhance their physiological and psychological wellbeing. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of ambulation during first stage of labour, on the outcome of labour. Quasi experimental, post test only control group design was used in 60 samples. Statistical analysis of data revealed that ambulation during first stage of labour was effective in reducing duration of labour (t value = -2.27 and p value <0.05) also in bringing positive behavioural response (Mann-Whitney U test, p value< 0.05).