Effects of date fruit consumption on labour and vaginal delivery in Tabuk, KSA

Izzaddinn E. Ahmed, Hyder O. Mirghani, Osman Mesaik Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, Yassin M. Ibrahim, Tehreen Q. Amin

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Objectives: The date fruit has been shown to possess several health benefits. This study aims to determine the effects of date fruit consumption on the onset and progression of labour. Methods: A randomised controlled clinical study was conducted on 89 participants to assess the effects of date fruit consumption on the onset and progression of labour. Twenty-six participants consumed date fruits alone, and 32 consumed date fruits followed by drinking of water. Thirty-one served as controls. Results: There was a significant positive impact of consuming (rutab) date fruits on maternal outcomes in both the first and third stages of labour (p < 0.05 and p < 0.001, respectively). In addition, there was a significant relationship with the foetal well-being factors, such as healthy liquor, foetal heart rate, presence of caput, and Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration (APGAR) score at 5 min (p < 0.05). The other maternal and foetal well-being factors showed no significant relationship with consumption of date fruits during labour. Conclusion: The present study showed a promising effect of (rutab) date fruit consumption on the duration of the stages of labour. No significant differences were observed between the date fruit consumers and their counterparts regarding cervical dilatation; rupture of membranes; strength, frequency, and regularity of uterine contractions; tocometric reports; and maternal progression factors. Additionally, the APGAR score at 5 min was better among the infants whose mothers consumed date fruits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-563
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Taibah University Medical Sciences
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Mothers
Labor Onset
First Labor Stage
Respiration
Third Labor Stage
Phoeniceae
Uterine Contraction
Fetal Heart Rate
Insurance Benefits
Drinking Water
Rupture
Membranes

Keywords

  • Date fruit
  • Delivery
  • Labour outcomes
  • Labour progression
  • Rutab

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  • Medicine(all)

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Effects of date fruit consumption on labour and vaginal delivery in Tabuk, KSA. / Ahmed, Izzaddinn E.; Mirghani, Hyder O.; Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, Osman Mesaik; Ibrahim, Yassin M.; Amin, Tehreen Q.

In: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 6, 01.12.2018, p. 557-563.

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Ahmed, Izzaddinn E. ; Mirghani, Hyder O. ; Mohammed Ahmed Hassan, Osman Mesaik ; Ibrahim, Yassin M. ; Amin, Tehreen Q. / Effects of date fruit consumption on labour and vaginal delivery in Tabuk, KSA. In: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 557-563.
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