We read with interest the review by professor Reynolds in which she expressed concerns about the opposition of some midwives to labour epidurals.
1Socio-economic status and race have been shown to affect the choice of analgesia in labour;
- Reynolds F.
Labour analgesia and the baby: good news is no news.
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2011; 20: 38-50
2in addition the beliefs and knowledge of midwives can be influential.
- Callister L.C.
Cultural meanings of childbirth.
J Obstet Gynaecol Neonatal Nurs. 1995; 24: 327-331
3Having observed differing epidural rates in two hospitals in our region of Yorkshire and the Humber (unit A 20% vs. unit B 42%), we conducted a survey of midwives in each unit. A total of 188 midwives were sent a questionnaire with replies received from 111 (59%; unit A 45/93 (48%), unit B 66/95 (70%)).
- Vandendriesen N.M.
- Lin W.
- Paech M.J.
Labour ward midwifery staff epidural knowledge and practice.
Anaesth Intensive Care. 1998; 264: 411-419
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- Labour analgesia and the baby: good news is no news.Int J Obstet Anesth. 2011; 20: 38-50
- Cultural meanings of childbirth.J Obstet Gynaecol Neonatal Nurs. 1995; 24: 327-331
- Labour ward midwifery staff epidural knowledge and practice.Anaesth Intensive Care. 1998; 264: 411-419
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Clinical Guideline 55. Intrapartum care: care of healthy women and their babies during childbirth. http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/11837/36280/36280.pdf [Accessed march 2011].
Published online: June 03, 2011
Accepted: March 29, 2011
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