Observing the Childbirth Environment: A Research Model

Authors

  • Kay Standley Ph.D.,

    1. Research Psychologists in the Child and Family Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20205.
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  • Joanne Nicholson Ph. D.

    1. Research Psychologists in the Child and Family Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20205.
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Abstract

ABSTRACT: An instrument for recording naturalistic observations of labor is described. This instrument provides detailed data on the physical state of the laboring woman, and social and medical events which involve her. Uses of the instrument in research and model-building are discussed.

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