Humanising of Childbirth: re-envisaging labour pain: a humanistic approach

Newnham, Elizabeth, Karlsdóttir, Sigfríour Inga and Sanders, Ruth ORCID: (2019) Humanising of Childbirth: re-envisaging labour pain: a humanistic approach. The Practising Midwife, 22 (10). pp. 14-17.

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In this third article of the 19th Midwifery basics series, the authors explore the topic of pain in labour. They address the ‘women’s paradigm of pain’, how this relates to midwifery support, and ways of approaching labour pain in practice, using pain theories. Humanising birth calls for re-imagining old ideas in new ways. Although there has been a long history of labour pain being medicalised, pathologised and seen as too much for women to bear, there has been an even longer history of women witnessing the power of birth and acknowledging the role of support – and now that midwives are also engaging in research, emerging evidence supports this.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pain management,midwifery
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2021 00:20
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2023 09:30

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