Research Summaries for Normal Birth
Abstract:In this column, the author summarizes four research studies relevant to normal birth. The topics of the studies summarized include the effect of obstetrician anxiety on cesarean surgery rates, the risks of routine membrane sweeping, beneficial effects of doula care for middle-class women, and the lack of reliability of continuous electronic fetal monitoring tracings.
Keywords: cesarean section; childbirth education; continuous labor support; doulas; electronic fetal monitoring; induction of labor; normal birth; obstetrician practice patterns; prelabor rupture of membranes
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2008
- 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.
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- Information for Advertisers
- Lamaze Education Center
- Lamaze Certification
- Lamaze Members Free Access to Journal Contents Online
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites