Positioning with peanut ball for Labor Long

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Regional One Health - Kirby Primary Care Clinic, Memphis, TN
Labor Long+4 More
Positioning with peanut ball - Device
Any Age
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

Prolonged labor is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes including infection, postpartum hemorrhage and increased NICU admission. One of the most common indications for cesarean section in the US is prolonged labor. Maternal positioning through labor facilitated by birthing balls is believed to help facilitate labor. Current data is inconclusive on whether or not the use of birthing balls is advantageous in a statistically significant manner. In this prospective randomized controlled trial, participants will be randomly selected to receive either the experimental intervention (repositioning peanut ball during labor) or the control intervention (the standard therapy of traditional repositioning during labor). Primary outcome: Time of active labor to delivery with and without use of the peanut ball. Secondary outcome: Cesarean section frequency.

Eligible Conditions

  • Labor Long
  • Poor; Labor
  • Prolonged Labour
  • Labor Onset and Length Abnormalities

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: < 48 hours

< 48 hours
Cesarean section rate
Expected <6 hours
Rate of active stage of labor

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

Peanut Ball Positioning
1 of 1
Experimental Treatment

400 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Positioning with peanut ball · No Placebo Group · N/A

Peanut Ball Positioning
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Positioning with peanut ball · Intervention Types: Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: < 48 hours
Closest Location: Regional One Health - Kirby Primary Care Clinic · Memphis, TN
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Labor Long
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Tennessee Health Science CenterLead Sponsor
46 Previous Clinical Trials
24,659 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · Female Participants · 9 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have any of the following conditions: hypertension, diabetes, or obesity at any point in your pregnancy.
Patients may be included in the study regardless of whether or not they received an epidural.
Patients who present to L&D dilated to 4cm may be included.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.