Scientific background

Laboraide - Scientific background
Since the early '80s, clinical studies have been conducted to examine the connection between the use of Dental Support Devices (DSDs) and muscle strength.
The studies have shown that using a DSD during exercise can increase the isometric strength of various muscles, especially in the abdominal area, and core stability. Thus, these accessories are widely used today during training sessions and professional athletic competitions.

Any woman giving birth experiences stress. At the same time, she is required to push effectively to assist her baby on his or her way through the birth canal.

The maximum length allowed for the second stage of labor is 3 hours, after which the need for operative interference becomes necessary– this is the medical "red line".

The Laboraide assisted stress relief strengthens the isometric force of the core muscles. This allows women to perform focused and efficient pushing during birth, reducing the chance of crossing the three-hour "red line".

Laboraide – Clinical Trial
A research conducted in 2014 at the Beilinson Hospital by Professor Yariv Yogev (Director of Obstetrics and Delivery Department) examined hundreds of women. Half of the women who participated in the research used Laboraide during birth, and the other half did not. The research goal was to examine the effect of Laboraide on the second stage of labor.
Two variants were checked:

  • The amount of operative intervention during birth among women who give birth for the first time.
  • The length of the second stage of labor – the pushing stage, which is limited by risks to the mother and child to 3 hours, after which an operative intervention is needed.

Trial Results

  • A significant decrease in length of the second stage of labor – only 8.6% of the participants who used Laboraide crossed the three-hour "red line", compared to 24.5% of the participants who did not use Laboraide.  
  • A significant decrease in cesarean section deliveries – only 1.2% of the participants who used Laboraide needed a C-section, compared to 6.4% of the women in the control group. 
  • A significant decrease in vacuum deliveries - only 12.3% of the participants who used Laboraide needed a vacuum delivery, compared to 28.2% of the women who did not use the device.  

Link to the full scientific research

The researchers concluded that using Laboraide among women during the 37th week of pregnancy (or later) can decrease the risk of needing a cesarean section or a vacuum delivery, as shown in the following chart: