The effect of Kami-Saenghwatang and Kami-Bohertang to postpartum weight retention

가미생화탕과 가미보허탕의 연속 투여가 산후 체중정체와 체성분 변화에 미치는 영향

  • Ha, Jeong-Il (Dept. of OB & GY, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Il (Dept. of OB & GY, College of Oriental Medicine, Dongguk University)
  • 하정일 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방부인과학교실) ;
  • 김동일 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방부인과학교실)
  • Published : 2007.05.29

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the herbal medicines used for women in puerperium on postpartum care, Kami-Saenghwatang(SHT) and Kami-Bohertang(BHT) and postpartum body composition change. We also examined the influence of gestational age, the number of parity and the route of delivery for gestational weight gain and postpartum weight loss. Methods: 239 women followed by postpartum care center. Variety factor s were conformed and then checked body composition analysis. 8 weeks later, we followed up body composition of 36 women among the former checked. and additionally asked the body weight of another 42 former checked women by telephone call. Results: $Mean{\pm}S.D$(standard deviation) of pre-pregnancy weight is $55.22{\pm}8.98kg$, $Mean{\pm}S.D$ of gestational maximun weight is $69.26{\pm}9.77kg$, $Mean{\pm}S.D$ of weight loss in postpartum 8 weeks(means sub-tract postpartum 1 week weight from postpartum 8 week weight) is $57.86{\pm}8.60kg$. The number of parities had corrrelation with gestational weight gain. Age, number of parities and route of delive were not significantly correlated with postpartum weight loss during 8 weeks after delivery, and also it was not correlated with body water mass, body fat mass, body mass index and body weight on postpartum 8 weeks whether they treated with SHT and BHT. conclusion: It was not correlated with body water mass, body fat mass, body mass index and body weight on 8 weeks postpartum whether they treated with SHT and BHT.