Research Summaries for Normal Birth
In this column, the author summarizes four research studies that further support the benefits of normal birth. The topics of the studies include the optimality of midwifery care for pregnant women at moderate risk; obstetric care practices associated with anal sphincter tears in vaginal births; the effect of acupuncture treatment on women with prelabor rupture of membranes at term; and women's ability to adapt to early labor.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-03-01
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- The Journal of Perinatal Education is the official journal of Lamaze International, whose mission is to promote, support, and protect natural, safe, and healthy birth through education and advocacy. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and evidence-based, practical resources that childbirth educators and other health care professionals can use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of their care or teaching to prepare expectant parents for birth.
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