Volume 19, Issue 4 (July 2021)                   Nursing and Midwifery Journal 2021, 19(4): 265-274 | Back to browse issues page

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1- MSc in Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Nursing And Midwifery Care Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran (Corresponding Author) , ebrahimzadehzs@mums.ac.ir
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 Due to the side effects and risks of chemical drugs, women are willing to use complementary and herbal medicine during pregnancy and after childbirth. Because of this, researchers have focused significantly on medicinal plants. The aim of this study was to review the effects of evening primrose in pregnancy and postpartum. In this systematic review study, all articles in Persian and English available in SID, Magiran, Google Scholar, Science Direct, Scopus, PubMed databases using Persian keywords Maghrib, pregnancy, and postpartum and English keywords evening primrose, obstetrics, onagraceae, postpartum until 2021 were retrieved. The quality of the articles included in this systematic review was evaluated using the Jadad scale and 8 articles were evaluated.  In this study, 5 studies related to cervical readiness, 1 study related to diabetes, and 2 studies related to postpartum grief scored 3 and more and other studies were excluded. The results showed that the use of evening primrose had a significant effect on improving the lipid profile of gestational diabetes and the duration of postpartum grief and in relation to cervical readiness, contradictory results were obtained. Due to the small number of studies and conflicting results related to the effect of evening primrose in pregnancy and postpartum, further studies in this area are necessary.  
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