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Questions from Our Readers: Really Teaching Lamaze: The Power of Pain

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In response to a reader's question, this column discusses the benefits and uses of pain to facilitate childbirth. Childbirth educators are urged to help women understand pain, so that they may work with pain and appreciate the role it plays in providing them with the inner wisdom to give birth.
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Keywords: Lamaze childbirth education; labor pain; pain management

Document Type: Editorial

Affiliations: JUDITH LOTHIAN is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and the chair of the Lamaze International Certification Council.

Publication date: April 1, 1999

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