Obstetric analgesia

Mark Stephens, Lynn A. Fenton, Scott A. Fields

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Abstract

Several analgesic options are available for patients during labor. Selection of the appropriate technique must be individualized. Education and preparation begins during prenatal care. If medications are to be used, the risks and benefits to the mother and infant must be considered. Continued patient-doctor communication throughout labor is essential. Patient preferences, tempered by sound medical judgment, should guide the selection of the optimal modality for pain control during labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-220
Number of pages18
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Obstetrical Analgesia
Prenatal Care
Patient Preference
Analgesics
Communication
Mothers
Education
Pain

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Stephens, Mark ; Fenton, Lynn A. ; Fields, Scott A. / Obstetric analgesia. In: Primary Care - Clinics in Office Practice. 2000 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 203-220.
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