Evaluation of the effect of saffron oral capsules on duration of the active phase of labor first stage

Ahmadi, S.; Azhari, S.; Rakhshandeh, H.; Jaafarzadeh, H.; Mazlum, S.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p44
Academic Journal
Introduction: Long delivery process is one of the reasons for pushing women to cesarean delivery. Today, a variety of pharmacological methods of analgesia used to shorten the delivery process; all of these methods have been associated with morbidity and even mortality. According to the medicinal properties of saffron and what is expressed in the traditional medicine saffron can be effective in the delivery process. According to present studies on herbs and medicines, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of oral capsules saffron on during the active phase of labor. Materials and Methods: This triple blind clinical trial was accomplished on 30 qualified primiparous women. Sampling was convenient and women were randomly divided into two group's intervention (250 mg saffron capsule) and control (placebo capsule). Mothers consumed a number of prescribed capsules (saffron or placebo), In the Beginning active phase of labor and theme. If needed, capsules were administered every 2 hours, Maximum to three doses. Data were analyzed with SPSS software version 16, Mann-Whitney tests, T, Chi-square and Fisher exact. Results: The mean duration of the active phase of labor first stage to Minute was 178±65.56 in the saffron group and 283±69.11 in the placebo group and significantly different There is between the two groups (p=0.001). Thus, during the active phase of labor in Saffron consumer group, has been shortened to 105 minutes. Conclusion: It seems that Saffron can shorten the delivery process, without having adverse effects on the mother and fetus.


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