Breast Stimulation to Augment Labor: History, Mystery, and Culture

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This paper describes the development of a researchable project, arising from the clinical observation of a physiologic phenomenon during labor. Augmentation of labor by breast stimulation has been used in a variety of cultures for centuries. The process of developing a clinical study of augmentation in the modern obstetric environment is discussed, with reference to cultural attitudes of patients and health care workers.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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