Pain in Childbearing and its Control: Key Issues for Midwives and Women

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Wiley, Dec 7, 2010 - Medical - 264 pages
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Focusing on the mother's experience of pain and her contribution toits control, this accessible text covers the background tohistorical and scientific understanding of pain and considersmethods of researching and measuring pain.

Now in its 2nd edition, Pain in Childbearing and itsControl explores pregnancy, labour and puerperal pain, alongwith fetal and neonatal pain. As well as approaching the topic inconsiderable depth, the word 'pain' is interpreted broadly.Throughout the text, research-based theoretical approaches to painand pain control are presented within the context of care. Thepossibility of caring interventions being iatrogenic, oraggravating the woman's pain, lends this book a perceptivelypolitical orientation. Pain in Childbearing and its Controlwill be invaluable to midwives and a wide range of care providerswho seek to assist the woman in coping with her experience ofchildbearing and any associated pain.

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Rosemary Mander is a Reader at The University of Edinburgh

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