The emerging state of mindfulness during labour and its association with the experience of labour pain.
Laura Whitburn, Lester Jones, Mary-Ann Davey, Rhonda Small
What is the problem you are trying to solve?
The complexity of labour pain is poorly understood in the literature thereby impeding on innovations in management beyond pharmaceutical / surgical options.
What is the hypothesis this study tested?
Labour pain is a complex experience influenced by cognitive and social processes, and determined by its essential meaning to the woman.
What was the conclusion?
A woman’s mindset plays a dynamic role in influencing her experience of, and relationship to, labour pain.
What is the clinical relevance to the work?
Developing interventions that cultivate a state of mind associated with a positive relationship to labour pain may improve women’s experiences.