Assessment of the state of personal and situational anxiety and indicators of stress-implementing and stress-limiting systems of the organism as marker efficiency the antenatal preparation


  • N.Y. Skripchenko SI «Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology named after academician O.M. Lukyanova of the NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Y.V. Nevyshna SI «Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology named after academician O.M. Lukyanova of the NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine



labor, prenatal preparation, transcranial electrostimulation, pain threshold, anesthesia, partnership labor


As a result of research conducted on the basis of the State Institution «Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology named after academician O.M. Lukyanova NAMS of Ukraine», the issue of the transcranial electrostimulation introduction in preparation for partnership labor was shown.

Purpose — to study the features of changes in the state of personal and situational anxiety, stress-implementing and stress-limiting systems of the body in healthy women depending on the method of prenatal training.

Materials and methods. 120 somatically healthy women without severe extragenital and obstetric pathology with a physiological course of singleton pregnancy were examined. In the first group — 45 women set up for partner childbirth, the second group also included 45 patients who underwent a course of transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) of mesodiencephalic structures of the brain in comprehensive preparation for partner childbirth. The control group included 30 women who did not receive prenatal training, did not have individual support in childbirth and were tuned to traditional methods of pain relief as needed.

Results. Following the results of the determination of pain rate in the dynamic of the TES procedure, a progressive growth of the pain tolerance threshold was recorded with the subsequent stabilization of this value after the 5th procedure of electrical stimulation. Methods of psychophysical preparation for childbirth using transcranial electrostimulation and partner support made it possible to reduce medical induced pain relief during childbirth, which is what the data we obtained indicate.

Conclusions. The use of TES in complex prenatal preparation for partner labor allows to achieve and maintain a stable psycho-emotional adaptation of pregnant women and increases the tolerance of the consonant to labor pain without additional medication load, which helps to make more physiological course of labor.

The research was carried out in accordance with the principles of the Helsinki declaration. The study protocol was approved by the Local ethics committee of the participating institution. The informed consent of the patient was obtained for conducting the studies.

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.


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