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The Pain of Childbirth: Management Among Culturally Diverse Women 

The Pain of Childbirth: Management Among Culturally Diverse Women
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The Pain of Childbirth: Management Among Culturally Diverse Women
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Lynn Clark Callister

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199768875.003.0020
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date: 14 August 2020

This chapter focuses on the expression and language of the childbirth pain experience and the meaning of such pain. It also describes how childbirth pain is managed, including cultural practices and the use of spirituality and/or religious observances. Barriers to effective pain management and implications for clinical practice in caring for culturally diverse childbearing women are explicated.

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