Stress, Pain, and Catecholamines in Labor: Part 1. A Review
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 227–233, December 1986
How to Cite
Simkin, P. (1986), Stress, Pain, and Catecholamines in Labor: Part 1. A Review. Birth, 13: 227–233. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1986.tb01053.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2007
ABSTRACT: Stress in normal labor is harmless to the mother and beneficial to the healthy fetus and neonate. When stress is excessive in an otherwise healthy mother and fetus or when stress further taxes a fetus who is already compromised, it may have deleterious effects. The desirability of minimizing stressful interventions is discussed.