Evidence based practice recommendation: non-pharmacological pain management interventions during labor
AuthorReed, Sydney Lain
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this thesis is to explore best practices for non-pharmacologic pain management during the birthing process in order to create an educational pamphlet that explains to women their options for pain management during labor and birth. The focus of this project is to provide best practice recommendations to pregnant women so that they can make informed decisions on birth plans and specifically decide what pain management techniques they may use during labor and birth. The goal is to inform all expecting women with necessary information to ensure her knowledge about pain control options during the birthing process and promote a healthy birth experience. The author conducted an extensive literature review that explores outcomes of different pain management techniques and focused on non-pharmacologic pain management techniques to provide women with the resources needed to have an improved labor experience. Based on the evidence in the literature review a pamphlet will be created to describe the various pain management options available to women with explained risks and benefits. The hope is that a well-informed decision on pain management to promote a birthing experience in which coping is enhanced and suffering is reduced.
Degree ProgramHonors College