Proceedings of the 5th International Seminar of Public Health and Education, ISPHE 2020, 22 July 2020, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Giving Belly Breathing Technique and Positive Affirmation of Stress and Cortisol Hormone Levels in Third Trimester Pregnant Women

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.22-7-2020.2300250,
        author={Annisa Septy Nurcahyani and Runjati  Runjati and Sri Achadi Nugraheni},
        title={Giving Belly Breathing Technique and Positive Affirmation of Stress and Cortisol Hormone Levels in Third Trimester Pregnant Women},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Seminar of Public Health and Education, ISPHE 2020, 22 July 2020, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISPHE},
        year={2020},
        month={9},
        keywords={belly breathing positive affirmations stress cortisol},
        doi={10.4108/eai.22-7-2020.2300250}
    }
    
  • Annisa Septy Nurcahyani
    Runjati Runjati
    Sri Achadi Nugraheni
    Year: 2020
    Giving Belly Breathing Technique and Positive Affirmation of Stress and Cortisol Hormone Levels in Third Trimester Pregnant Women
    ISPHE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.22-7-2020.2300250
Annisa Septy Nurcahyani1,*, Runjati Runjati1, Sri Achadi Nugraheni2
  • 1: Poltekkes Kemenkes Semarang
  • 2: Poltekkes Kemenkes Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia
*Contact email: annisaseptyn@gmail.com

Abstract

During pregnancy the mother has mood changing or increased anxiety which can make the mother stressed. Belly breathing techniques and positive affirmations can be an alternative for pregnant women to re-duce stress levels. The design of this study was a quasi experiment with a non randomized pretest posttest with control group design. A total of 40 respondents domiciled around Public Health Center of Kalimanah, Padamara, and Purbalingga were divided into intervention and control groups. Stress level evaluated with DASS-42 and cortisol evaluated with serum blood (3 cc). The p-value (wilcoxon) before and after the treatment showed the treatment of belly breathing techniques and posi-tive affirmation can affect stress and cortisol in the pregnant women significantly. Belly breathing techniques and positive affirmations can be suggested to be material in the class of pregnant women so the preg-nant woman more calm, more comfortable, has a positive and confi-dent during her pregnancy.