Universal Journal of Public Health Vol. 11(6), pp. 828 - 837
DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2023.110606
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Effect of Consumption Dates Fruit At-term Pregnancy to Hormone Oxytocin and Labor Outcome in Pringsewu Regency, Lampung Province, Indonesia


Apri Sulistianingsih *, Istikomah , Wahyu Widayati , Indah Cahyaning Sasih , Rissa Uhmul Khasanah , Anisa Lestari
Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Muhammadiyah University of Pringsewu, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

Indonesia's most common labor complications are restlessness or severe pain at 53.5%, prolonged labor at 40.6%, and not strong enough to push 10.3%. In Islamic studies, dates fruit has been used for childbirth. The effects of consuming dates fruit on pregnancy outcomes are not fully understood as to the mechanisms and hormones that play a role in them. This study examines the effect of consumption of dates fruit at term pregnancy on hormone oxytocin and labor outcome in Independent Midwifery Practice, Pringsewu District, Lampung Province, Indonesia. A quasi-experiment was used in the study. 60 normal-term pregnant women (37-38 weeks) were divided into treatment and control groups. 70-75 g of dates consumed daily for 14 days. Measurement of oxytocin levels uses ELISA. Measures of birth outcomes are monitored from the time the pregnant woman enters the delivery room until the completion of standard delivery care. T-test and Chi-square test analyses were employed in this investigation. Manova test-based multivariate analysis is used. The results revealed that consuming dates fruit affects labor oxytocin levels, colostrum excretion, duration of contractions, labor pain, and duration of first, second, and third stages of labor compared with the control group. (p-value <0.05). Meanwhile, anxiety, intact membrane, number of contractions, APGAR score in the first minute, and complete placenta did not show significant differences (p-value > 0.05). Dates fruit can be an alternative to a Mother's pregnant term to increase labor outcome.

KEYWORDS
Dates Fruit, Labor Outcomes, Pregnancy, Oxytocin Level

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Apri Sulistianingsih , Istikomah , Wahyu Widayati , Indah Cahyaning Sasih , Rissa Uhmul Khasanah , Anisa Lestari , "Effect of Consumption Dates Fruit At-term Pregnancy to Hormone Oxytocin and Labor Outcome in Pringsewu Regency, Lampung Province, Indonesia," Universal Journal of Public Health, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 828 - 837, 2023. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2023.110606.

(b). APA Format:
Apri Sulistianingsih , Istikomah , Wahyu Widayati , Indah Cahyaning Sasih , Rissa Uhmul Khasanah , Anisa Lestari (2023). Effect of Consumption Dates Fruit At-term Pregnancy to Hormone Oxytocin and Labor Outcome in Pringsewu Regency, Lampung Province, Indonesia. Universal Journal of Public Health, 11(6), 828 - 837. DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2023.110606.