Non-pharmacological pain management strategies for labour: Maintaining a physiological outlook

Sanders, Ruth and Lamb, Kathryn (2017) Non-pharmacological pain management strategies for labour: Maintaining a physiological outlook. British Journal of Midwifery, 25 (2). pp. 2-9. ISSN 0969-4900

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Abstract

Negotiating the pain and discomfort of labour can be challenging for women, their partners and the midwives attending their births. In current midwifery practice, there are a number of women who express a desire to experience the whole range of sensations accompanying physiological birth without the use of pharmacological agents while retaining a sense of control and dignity. Guidance is available around non-pharmalogical strategies for pain management in labour. Midwives can use the philosophy of normality to thoughtfully support and guide women and their partners, helping them to choose strategies that work with the underlying physiology of pain while enabling women to feel empowered in their birth experience.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pain management,non-pharmacological,labour,midwifery care,complementary alternative therapies
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 May 2018 15:31
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2019 01:08
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67073
DOI: 10.12968/bjom.2017.25.2.78

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