Understanding Pain and Its Relief in Labour

Understanding Pain and Its Relief in Labour

By Sue Moore, MSc, BA, RGN, RM, Senior Lecturer, School of Women's Health, University of Central England in Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


(Section Headings Only) Introduction. Defining Pain. Physiology of Pain. Psychology of Pain. Management of Labour Pain By Midwives: A Historical Perspective. A Cultural Experience of Pain. Care By Midwives: Women's Experiences. Complementary Medicine for Pain Relief in Labour. Water in Labour. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Drugs in Labour. Regional Anaesthesia: Epidural and Spinal Block