HomeAsian Journal of Healthvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

Music on the Second Stage of Labor among Women in their First Pregnancy

Daisy Palompon | Fleoy T. Ysmael | Lagrimas G. Elizon | Jillian A. Bejoc | Joni Inocencia Gonzaga | Hazel Cañeda

Discipline: Psychology, Science, Medicine



This study determined the effects of music on the duration of the second stage of labor among primigravida or women in their first pregnancy at Cebu City Medical Center. An experimental design was utilized in this study with experimental and control group. A random sampling was utilized with the following criteria considered: a) primigravida or women on their first pregnancy admitted at the Delivery Room; b) age bracket: 20-30 years old; c) no complications of pregnancy. All respondents had Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery (NSVD). Each qualified respondent was chosen randomly to three conditions. A total of forty-five respondents (15 for classical music group, 15 fast music group and 15 for silence or control group) was selected. The shorter the second stage of labor, the more effective is the treatment provided. Findings revealed that the group of mothers who had no music has the shortest duration of the second stage of labor, followed by the group using fast music and the longest duration was that of the group using slow music. ANOVA computation was done which was significant at p=.05. Scheffe’s Test further showed that fast music is more effective in hastening the second stage of labor than slow music and a significant difference between the slow music group and the no music group was also identified.