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Immersion in water for pain relief and the risk of intrapartum transfer among low risk nulliparous women: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort study

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BACKGROUND: Immersion in water during labour is an important non-pharmacological method to manage labour pain, particularly in midwifery-led care settings where pharmacological methods are limited. This study investigates the association between immersion for pain relief and transfer before birth and other maternal outcomes. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 16,577 low risk nulliparous women planning birth at home, in a freestanding midwifery unit (FMU) or in an alongside midwifery unit ...

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10.1186/1471-2393-14-60

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, NPEU
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, NPEU
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal website
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14
Issue:
1
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Article: 60
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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1471-2393
ISSN:
1471-2393
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uuid:dbddd2ae-7f4c-4920-9eb6-346fb3012e63
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447933
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pubs:447933
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1

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