ROLE OF POTAKI MOOLA KALKA LEPANA IN PRASAVA (1ST STAGE OF LABOUR): A COMPARATIVE STUDY

  • Shreyes. S Assistant Professor, Dept of Prasooti Tantra & Stree roga, Government Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore
  • Vandana.S.Kulkarni
  • Jyothi. S. Kanagali Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Shri J G Co-operative Society’s Hospital, Ghataprabha
  • Yogitha Bali M.R Professor, Dept of Shalya Tantra, Sushrutha Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore
Keywords: Prasava, 1st Stage of Labour, Potaki Moola Kalka Lepana.

Abstract

Pregnancy, parturition and puerperium are the three main stages occurring during active reproductive period of a woman’s life. Among them, parturition is the stage that needs highest attention. Labour is a nature’s process. Very often it requires minimal assistance. However, due to altered anatomy and physiology a perfectly normal labour may suddenly become abnormal and even fatal. Objectives: To evaluate the effect of Potaki Moola Kalka Yoni Lepana in Prasava (First stage of labour) Design: This was a randomized controlled study with thirty patients divided into two groups, 15 in each. In Group A, Prostaglandin E2 (Dinoprostone gel) was administered vaginally for maximum of 3 doses with a gap of 6hrs and in Group B, Pothaki moola kalka application was done was vaginally for maximum of 3 Lepa application with a gap of 6hrs. Results: Statistically significant results were seen in cervical dilatation, cervical effacement, cervical position, cervical consistency and head station components of Bishop’s score in the first stage of labor with p < 0.05. Conclusions: Group B showed statistically significant results in cervical dilatation, cervical effacement, cervical position, cervical consistency, head station etc, components of Bishop’s score in the first stage of labor compared to Group A.

Published
2020-03-06
How to Cite
Shreyes. S, Vandana.S.Kulkarni, Jyothi. S. Kanagali, & Yogitha Bali M.R. (2020). ROLE OF POTAKI MOOLA KALKA LEPANA IN PRASAVA (1ST STAGE OF LABOUR): A COMPARATIVE STUDY. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 8(2), 15-24. Retrieved from https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/1389
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