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Med Arch. 2024; 78(2): 149-153

Effectiveness of Dark Chocolate and Carrot Juice on Perceived Labor Pain During Stage 1 of Birth Delivery Among Primigravida: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Fazdria Fadria, Alchalidi Alchalidi, Abdurrahman Abdurrahman, Nora Veri, Lia Lina, Cut Mutiah, Yohanes Andy Rias.


Background: Dark chocolate and carrot juice may positively decline the pain. However, there is a lack evidence the impact of combination dark chocolate and carrot juice on labor pain during stage 1 of birth delivery among primigravida. Objective: This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of dark chocolate and carrot juice on perceived labor pain during stage 1 of birth delivery among primigravida. Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with participants who received dark chocolate (n=30), carrot juice (n=30), and control group (n=30). Pain level was assessed by using the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) before the intervention and at 30 hours after intervention. The Chi-square and one-way analysis of variance tests and general equational model were used. Results: Data were collected and analyzed before and after 60 minutes of intervention. Our results showed a significant interaction between the group and time, with both groups independently ameliorating labor pain. Conclusion: Dark chocolate and carrot juice therapies independently lowered pain labor in primigravida mothers, making them a viable treatment for advanced pain labor.

Key words: Birth delivery; carrot Juice; dark chocolate; labor pain.

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