Pain Management in Childbearing

Key Issues in Management


  • Margaret Yerby, Msc, RN, RM, ADM, C&G730, PGCEA, Senior Lecturer (Midwifery), Wolfson Institute of Health Sciences, Thames Valley University, London, UK

Written with a team of midwifery specialists, this book provides effective techniques for alleviating pain during childbirth. Key topics include the physiology of pain in childbirth, antenatal and postnatal pain, pharmacological and non-pharmacological views on pain relief, psychology of pain relief, fetal and neonatal pain, and sociological and historical perspectives.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2299-9

Table of Contents

Pain Relief: Past and Present · Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) · Physiology of Labour Pain · The Psychology of Pain in Normal · Labour · Socio-cultural Aspects of Pain · Relief of Pain and Discomfort in Labour - A Moral and Legal Perspective · Alternative Therapies for Pain Relief · Pharmacological Methods of Pain Relief · Post Natal Pain · Fetal Pain · Neonatal Pain and Its Management