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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The physiotherapist as a professional to assist pregnant women
Author: Bavaresco, GZ
de Souza, RSO
Almeica, B
Sabatino, JH
Dias, M
Abstract: Control of pain during labor and childbirth are among the goals of the obstetric team to ensure the pregnant woman a safe and satisfactory delivery. There are several techniques that can be used by the physiotherapist as a member of the obstetric team to ensure relief from pain during childbirth. The physiotherapeutic assistance includes baths, cryotherapy, massage, breathing techniques, walking, vertical positions and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Bibliographical research conducted, revealed that the use of TENS for analgesic purposes is inconclusive, though all the other techniques are considered in the literature to be beneficial, and should be encouraged during dilation and delivery. Physiotherapists proved to be useful in assisting the pregnant woman during labor, helping to reduce the perception of pain and speeding up delivery.
Subject: Physiotherapy
Country: Brasil
Editor: Abrasco
Citation: Ciencia & Saude Coletiva. Abrasco, v. 16, n. 7, n. 3259, n. 3266, 2011.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2011
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