Siti Khadijah


The results of the Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey (SDKI) in 2012 show that the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is 32/1000 live births and the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is 359 / 100,000 live births. While the Millennium Development Golds (MDG's) target in 2015 for IMR is 23/1000 live births and for MMR 102 / 100,000 live births (Kemkes RI, 2013). Efforts in overcoming labor pain can use traditional medicine, namely with cinnamon aromatherapy. This study aimed to determine the effect of cinnamon aromatherapy on mothers during the latent phase of labor. The target in this study is maternal, who enters the 1st stage of the latent phase.The design used in this study was a one-group pretest and post-test quasi-experimental research design. The population is maternal. The sampling technique in this study was purposive sampling. The data collection tool was the observation sheet. The sample amounted to 8 people. The univariate data analysis test was carried out by looking at the data normality test (Shapiro Wilk test). The bivariate analysis test using the paired t-test.  The bivariate analysis results showed that there was an effect of reducing pain after being given cinnamon aromatherapy by showing results (p-value 0,000). The conclusion of this study is the effect of cinnamon aromatherapy on labor pain. Research using the inhalation method, the impact of cinnamon aromatherapy, can be used to relieve pain during childbirth used by midwives and can be used regularly and used as material for future researchers by students and other health workers.

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