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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2017, Vol. 44 Issue (6): 888-891    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3720.2017
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Comparison between autonomic nervous activity of women in the sitting and supine position on the first postpartum day
M.N. Kenyon1, *()
1 Faculty of Nursing, Toho University, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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Abstract  
Purpose of investigation: To investigate the differences in autonomic nervous activity of women in the sitting and supine positions. Materials and Methods: Autonomic nervous activity (high frequency (HF) and low frequency (LF) (ratio LF/HF) and vital signs of 42 women were determined on the first postpartum day. Results: In both primiparous and multiparous women, HR was significantly lower in the supine than in the sitting position (p < 0.001). Primiparous women showed higher HF in the supine than in the sitting position, whereas in multiparous women, HF was significantly higher in the sitting than in the supine position (p < 0.05). LF/HF was significantly higher in the sitting than in the supine position in primiparous women (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Significant differences between the sitting and supine postures may be due to differences in hemodynamics. Furthermore, in multiparous women, there is a possible absence of autonomic nervous balance on the first postpartum day.
Key words:  Autonomic nervous activity      Postpartum women      Posture      Vital signs     
Published:  10 December 2017     
*Corresponding Author(s):  M.N. KENYON     E-mail:  michiko.nakakita@med.toho-u.ac.jp

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M.N. Kenyon. Comparison between autonomic nervous activity of women in the sitting and supine position on the first postpartum day. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2017, 44(6): 888-891.

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https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/10.12891/ceog3720.2017     OR     https://ceog.imrpress.com/EN/Y2017/V44/I6/888

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