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Pain management for women in labour: an overview of systematic reviews

  1. Leanne Jones2,
  2. Mohammad Othman1,
  3. Therese Dowswell2,
  4. Zarko Alfirevic1,
  5. Simon Gates3,
  6. Mary Newburn4,
  7. Susan Jordan5,
  8. Tina Lavender6,
  9. James P Neilson1,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 6 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009234

How to Cite

Jones L, Othman M, Dowswell T, Alfirevic Z, Gates S, Newburn M, Jordan S, Lavender T, Neilson JP. Pain management for women in labour: an overview of systematic reviews (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD009234. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009234.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Liverpool, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Liverpool, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Liverpool, UK

  3. 3

    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Coventry, UK

  4. 4

    National Childbirth Trust, Acton, London, UK

  5. 5

    Swansea University, Department of Nursing, Swansea, UK

  6. 6

    The University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Manchester, UK

*James P Neilson, Department of Women's and Children's Health, The University of Liverpool, First Floor, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS, UK. jneilson@liverpool.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 6 JUL 2011

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives of this overview are to summarise the evidence from Cochrane systematic reviews regarding the effects and safety of non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions to manage pain in labour. We will also consider findings from non-Cochrane systematic reviews in the absence of an available Cochrane review.