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A qualitative study of labour pain relief information: what women get, what they want, and how it influences their decisions and satisfaction

Published:August 06, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijoa.2022.103591
      Adequate information about labour analgesia can help pregnant women make informed decisions and improve childbirth satisfaction.
      • Stewart A.
      • Sodhi V.
      • Harper N.
      • Yentis S.M.
      Assessment of the effect upon maternal knowledge of an information leaflet about pain relief in labour.
      • Raynes-Greenow C.H.
      • Nassar N.
      • Torvaldsen S.
      • Trevena L.
      • Roberts C.L.
      Assisting informed decision making for labour analgesia: a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for labour analgesia versus a pamphlet.
      • Munro S.B.
      • Hui A.
      • Gemmell E.A.
      • et al.
      Evaluation of an information pamphlet for women considering epidural analgesia in labour.
      Understanding how women access information, and barriers they face, may improve birth preparation.
      • Raynes-Greenow C.H.
      • Nassar N.
      • Torvaldsen S.
      • Trevena L.
      • Roberts C.L.
      Assisting informed decision making for labour analgesia: a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for labour analgesia versus a pamphlet.
      • Lally J.E.
      • Thomson R.G.
      • MacPhail S.
      • Exley C.
      Pain relief in labour: a qualitative study to determine how to support women to make decisions about pain relief in labour.
      Following Institutional Review Board approval (UBC-H19-02281), we explored how women who deliver at an urban tertiary care obstetric center in Canada seek and use information about labour pain relief, what influences their pain management decisions, and how prenatal information contributes to birth satisfaction.
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