Mindfulness during labour

The emerging state of mindfulness during labour and its association with the experience of labour pain.

Laura Whitburn, Lester Jones, Mary-Ann Davey, Rhonda Small

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What is the problem you are trying to solve?

The complexity of labour pain is poorly understood in the literature thereby impeding on innovations in management beyond pharmaceutical / surgical options.

What is the hypothesis this study tested?

Labour pain is a complex experience influenced by cognitive and social processes, and determined by its essential meaning to the woman.

What was the conclusion?

A woman’s mindset plays a dynamic role in influencing her experience of, and relationship to, labour pain.

What is the clinical relevance to the work?

Developing interventions that cultivate a state of mind associated with a positive relationship to labour pain may improve women’s experiences.

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