It's beyond water: Stories of women's experience of using water for labour and birth

Publisher:
Elsevier Inc
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Women and Birth, 2007, 20 (1), pp. 17 - 24
Issue Date:
2007-01
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Qualitative descriptive study of women's experiences of using water for labour and birth based on analysis of in depth interviews. Revealed women use water immersion during labour and birth for many reasons other than for pain relief therefore studies using the RCT method to investigate the effectiveness of water for pain relief in labour have asked the wrong question of women. Provides a new research agenda and adds to the knowledge of this aspect of clinical practice. Co-authored with Robyn Maude who was my student undertaking a Masters research programme.
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