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  • DOI: 10.4172/2376-127X.1000361

Impact of Sexuality on Full Term Expectant Mothers Labor Induction in Parakou

Hounkponou FNM1, Ahouingnan AY1, Kiki O1, Kikala FGMY1, Gbevo S1, Laourou H1, Aboubakar M2, Obossou AAA,1*, Sidi RI1, Vodouhè M1, Tonato Bagnan JA2, Salifou K1 and Akpona S1
1Department of Mother and Child, University of Parakou, Benin
2Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
*Corresponding Author : Obossou AAA, Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Department of Mother and Child, Faculty of Medicine, University of Parakou, Benin, Tel: +22995853279, Fax: +2293069667920, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 14, 2017 / Accepted Date: Dec 22, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 29, 2017

Abstract

Introduction: The expectant mother’s natural body changes will lead the couple to redefine their emotional and sexual life throughout pregnancy.
Objective: Study the influence of sexuality on full term expectant mothers’ labor induction in Parakou.
Methods: It was a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study conducted from 15th April to 15th August 2017 in Parakou public maternity wards. Prospective data collection was carried out, along with a comprehensive census of full term expectant mothers with no fetal anomaly incompatible with life and able to deliver vaginally.
Outcomes: Globally, 141 expectant mothers were enrolled in the study, including 47 practicing sexual abstinence (group A) and 94 sexually active (group B). The frequency of weekly sexual activities ranged from 1 to 7 with 2.4 ± 1.5 as mean value. According to group B expectant mothers practicing intra-vaginal ejaculation, sexual intercourse would facilitate delivery (80.00%, p=0.0006). Group B expectant mothers (87, 92.55%) engaged in sexual fondling, including 82 (94.25%) who practiced nipple stimulation. 23 (28.75%) regularly reached orgasm. Nipple stimulation and orgasm influenced significantly spontaneous labor with p=0.0001 and 0.0006 respectively. Among Group A expectant mothers, there were 9 or 19.15% prolonged pregnancy against 0% for Group B, 15 or 31.91% spontaneous delivery against 05.32% for Group B and 9 or 19.15% cesarean section against 4.25% for group B. There is a statistically significant link between sexuality and the mode of delivery (p=0.0001).
Conclusion: Nipple stimulation and orgasm during full term pregnancy facilitate spontaneous labor in childbirth process.

Keywords: Sexuality; Induction; Delivery; Parakou

Citation: Hounkponou FNM, Ahouingnan AY, Kiki O, Kikala FGMY, Gbevo S, et al. (2017) Impact of Sexuality on Full Term Expectant Mothers Labor Induction in Parakou. J Preg Child Health 4: 361. Doi: 10.4172/2376-127X.1000361

Copyright: ©2017 Hounkponou FNM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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