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2. E. Declercq et al., Listening to Mothers: Report of the First U.S. National Survey of Women’s Childbearing Experiences (New York: Maternity Center Association, October 2002): pg 1

3. Canadian Institute for Health Information, Giving Birth in Canada (Ontario: CIHA, 2004): pg 7

4. National Health Service, NHS Maternity Statistics, England: 2002–03 (Crown Copyright, 2004): pg 6

5. E. D. Hodnett, “Pain and Women’s Satisfaction with the Experience of Childbirth: A Systematic Review,” Am J Obstet Gynecol 186, Supplement 5: Nature (2002): S160–S172.

6. S. J. Buckley, “Ecstatic Birth: Nature’s Hormonal Blueprint for Labor,” Mothering no. 111 (March–April 2002): www.mothering.com/articles/pregnancy_birth/birth_preparation/ecstatic.html

7. World Health Organization, Care in Normal Birth: A Practical Guide. Report of a Technical Working Group (Geneva: World Health Organization, 1996): 16.

8. V. A. Rahm et al., “Plasma Oxytocin Levels in Women During Labor With or Without Epidural Analgesia: A Prospective Study,” Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 80, no. 11 (2002): 1033–1039.

9. R. M. Stocche et al., “Effects of Intrathecal Sufentanil on Plasma Oxytocin and Cortisol Concentrations in Women During the First Stage of Labor,” Reg Anesth Pain Med 26, no. 6 (2001): 545–550.

10. Ibid.

11. C. F. Goodfellow et al., “Oxytocin Deficiency at Delivery with Epidural Analgesia,” Br J Obstet Gynaecol 90, no. 3 (1983): 214–219.

12. O. Behrens et al., “Effects of Lumbar Epidural Analgesia on Prostaglandin F2 Alpha Release and Oxytocin Secretion During Labor,” Prostaglandins 45, no. 3 (1993): 285–296.

13. R. Jouppila et al., “Maternal and Umbilical Venous Plasma Immunoreactive Beta-Endorphin Levels During Labor With and Without Epidural Analgesia,” Am J Obstet Gynecol 147, no. 7 (1983): 799–802.

14. T. J. Scull et al., “Epidural Analgesia in Early Labour Blocks the Stress Response but Uterine Contractions Remain Unchanged,” Can J Anaesth 45, no. 7 (1998): 626–630.

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18. G. Arici et al., “The Effects of Bupivacaine, Ropivacaine and Mepivacaine on the Contractility of Rat Myometrium,” Int J Obstet Anesth 13, no. 2 (2004): 95–98.

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20. Ibid.

21. E. Lieberman et al., “Changes in Fetal Position During Labor and their Association with Epidural Analgesia,” Obstet Gynecol 105, no. 5 (2005): 974–982.

22. S. E. Ponkey et al., “Persistent Fetal Occiput Posterior Position: Obstetric Outcomes,” Obstet Gynecol 101, no. 5, pt. 1 (2003): 915–920.

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27. B. D. Wesley et al., “The Effect of Forceps Delivery on Cognitive Development,” Am J Obstet Gynecol 169, no. 5 (1993): 1091–1095.

28. S. H. Poggi et al., “Effect of Epidural Anaesthesia on Clinician-Applied Force During Vaginal Delivery,” Am J Obstet Gynecol 191, no. 3 (2004): 903–906.

29. See Note 19.

30. C. L. Roberts et al., “Rates for Obstetric Intervention Among Private and Public Patients in Australia: Population Based Descriptive Study,” Br Med J 321, no. 7254 (2000): 137–141.

31. See Note 19.

32. E. Lieberman and C. O’Donoghue, “Unintended Effects of Epidural Analgesia During Labor: A Systematic Review,” Am J Obstet Gynecol 186, Supplement 5: Nature (2002): S31–S68.

33. J. A. Thorp et al., “The Effect of Continuous Epidural Analgesia on Cesarean Section for Dystocia in Nulliparous Women,” Am J Obstet Gynecol 161, no. 3 (1989): 670–675.

34. See Note 23.

35. L. M. Goetzl, “Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia,” ACOG Practice Bulletin, Clinical Management Guidelines for Obstetrician-Gynecologists no. 36, Obstet Gynecol 100, no. 1 (July 2002): 177–191.

36. L. J. Mayberry et al., “Epidural Analgesia Side Effects, Co-Interventions, and Care of Women During Childbirth: A Systematic Review,” Am J Obstet Gynecol 186, Supplement 5: Nature (2002): S81–S93.

37. D. B. Scott and B. M. Hibbard, “Serious Non-Fatal Complications Associated with Extradural Block in Obstetric Practice,” Br J Anaesth 64, no. 5 (1990): 537–541.

38. See Note 36.

39. See Note 35.

40. See Note 36.

41. D. Buggy and J. Gardiner, “The Space Blanket and Shivering During Extradural Analgesia in Labour,” Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 39, no. 4 (1995): 551–553.

42. See Note 36.

43. Ibid.

44. See Note 19.

45. See Note 32.

46. E. Lieberman et al., “Epidural Analgesia, Intrapartum Fever, and Neonatal Sepsis Evaluation,” Pediatrics 99, no. 3 (1997): 415–419.

47. P. DeBalli and T. W. Breen, “Intrathecal Opioids for Combined Spinal-Epidural Analgesia During Labour,” CNS Drugs 17, no. 12 (2003): 889–904 (892–893).

48. N. S. Saunders et al., “Neonatal and Maternal Morbidity in Relation to the Length of the Second Stage of Labour,” Br J Obstet Gynaecol 99, no. 5 (1992): 381–385.

49. L. St. George and A. J. Crandon, “Immediate Postpartum Complications,” Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol 30, no. 1 (1990): 52–56.

50. E. F. Magann et al., “Postpartum Hemorrhage after Vaginal Birth: An Analysis of Risk Factors,” South Med J 98, no. 4 (2005): 419–422.

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52. B. Ploeckinger et al., “Epidural Anaesthesia in Labour: Influence on Surgical Delivery Rates, Intrapartum Fever and Blood Loss,” Gynecol Obstet Invest 39, no. 1 (1995): 24–27.

53. L. Gilbert et al., “Postpartum Haemorrhage: A Continuing Problem,” Br J Obstet Gynaecol 94, no. 1 (1987): 67–71.

54. See Note 48.

55. See Note 35.

56. M. J. Paech et al., “Complications of Obstetric Epidural Analgesia and Anaesthesia: A Prospective Analysis of 10,995 Cases,” Int J Obstet Anesth 7, no. 1 (1998): 5–11.

57. P. C. Stride and G. M. Cooper, “Dural Taps Revisited: A 20-Year Survey from Birmingham Maternity Hospital,” Anaesthesia 48, no. 3 (1993): 247–255.

58. S. N. Costigan and J. S. Sprigge, “Dural Puncture: The Patients’ Perspective. A Patient Survey of Cases at a DGH Maternity Unit 1983–1993,” Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 40, no. 6 (1996): 710–714.

59. See Note 56.

60. See Note 37.

61. See Note 56.

62. D. B. Scott and M. E. Tunstall, “Serious Complications Associated with Epidural/Spinal Blockade in Obstetrics: A Two-Year Prospective Study,” Int J Obstet Anesth 4, no. 3 (1995): 133–139.

63. J. S. Crawford, “Some Maternal Complications of Epidural Analgesia for Labour,” Anaesthesia 40, no. 12 (1985): 1219–1225.

64. F. Reynolds, “Epidural Analgesia in Obstetrics,” Br Med J 299, no. 6702 (1989): 751–752.

65. See Note 37.

66. See Note 62.

67. See Note 63.

68. See Note 64.

69. MIDIRS and The NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, “Epidural Pain Relief During Labour,” in Informed Choice for Professionals (Bristol: MIDIRS, 1999): pg 5

70. See Note 37.

71. R. Fernando et al., “Neonatal Welfare and Placental Transfer of Fentanyl and Bupivacaine During Ambulatory Combined Spinal Epidural Analgesia for Labour,” Anaesthesia 52, no. 6 (1997): 517–524.

72. J. Littleford, “Effects on the Fetus and Newborn of Maternal Analgesia and Anesthesia: A Review,” Can J Anaesth 51, no. 6 (2004): 586–609.

73. G. Capogna, “Effect of Epidural Analgesia on the Fetal Heart Rate,” Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 98, no. 2 (2001): 160–164.

74. C. J. Aldrich et al., “The Effect of Maternal Posture on Fetal Cerebral Oxygenation During Labour,” Br J Obstet Gynaecol 102, no. 1 (1995): 14–19.

75. E. Lieberman et al., “Intrapartum Maternal Fever and Neonatal Outcome,” Pediatrics 105, no. 1, pt. 1 (2000): 8–13.

76. L. Impey et al., “Fever in Labour and Neonatal Encephalopathy: A Prospective Cohort Study,” Br J Obstet Gynaecol 108, no. 6 (2001): 594–597.

77. See Note 75.

78. See Note 32.

79. K. Thorngren-Jerneck and A. Herbst, “Low 5-Minute Apgar Score: A Population-Based Register Study of 1 Million Term Births,” Obstet Gynecol 98, no. 1 (2001): 65–70.

80. M. Kumar and B. Paes, “Epidural Opioid Analgesia and Neonatal Respiratory Depression, J Perinatol 23, no. 5 (2003): 425–427.

81. Ibid.

82. T. Hale, Medications and Mother’s Milk (Amarillo, TX: Pharmasoft, 1997): {pg.#s?}. p 76

83. See Note 71.

84. T. Hale, “The Effects on Breastfeeding Women of Anaesthetic Medications Used During Labour,” The Passage to Motherhood Conference, Brisbane, Australia (1998),

85. See Note 32.

86. W. Camann and T. B. Brazelton, “Use and Abuse of Neonatal Neurobehavioral Testing,” Anesthesiology 92, no. 1 (2000): 3–5.

87. R. Gaiser, “Neonatal Effects of Labor Analgesia,” Int Anesthesiol Clin 40, no. 4 (2002): 49–65.

88. S. H. Halpern et al., “The Neurologic and Adaptive Capacity Score is Not a Reliable Method of Newborn Evaluation,” Anesthesiology 94, no. 6 (2001): 958–962.

89. See Note 32.

90. A. D. Murray et al., “Effects of Epidural Anesthesia on Newborns and their Mothers,” Child Dev 52, no. 1 (1981): 71–82.

91. C. M. Sepkoski et al., “The Effects of Maternal Epidural Anesthesia on Neonatal Behavior During the First Month,” Dev Med Child Neurol 34, no. 12 (1992): 1072–1080.

92. D. B. Rosenblatt et al., “The Influence of Maternal Analgesia on Neonatal Behaviour: II. Epidural Bupivacaine,” Br J Obstet Gynaecol 88, no. 4 (1981): 407–413.

93. See Note 90.

94. See Note 91.

95. See Note 92.

96. See Note 71.

97. J. R. Loftus et al., “Placental Transfer and Neonatal Effects of Epidural Sufentanil and Fentanyl Administered with Bupivacaine During Labor,” Anesthesiology 83, no. 3 (1995): 300–308.

98. See Note 23.

99. See Note 90: 71.

100. D. Krehbiel et al., “Peridural Anesthesia Disturbs Maternal Behavior in Primiparous and Multiparous Parturient Ewes,” Physiol Behav 40, no. 4 (1987): 463–472.

101. M. S. Golub and S. L. Germann, “Perinatal Bupivacaine and Infant Behavior in Rhesus Monkeys,” Neurotoxicol Teratol 20, no. 1 (1998): 29–41.

102. M. S. Golub, “Labor Analgesia and Infant Brain Development,” Pharmacol Biochem Behav 55, no. 4 (1996): 619–628 (619).

103. L. Righard and M. O. Alade, “Effect of Delivery Room Routines on Success of First Breast-Feed,” Lancet 336, no. 8723 (1990): 1105–1107.

104. M. K. Matthews, “The Relationship Between Maternal Labour Analgesia and Delay in the Initiation of Breastfeeding in Healthy Neonates in the Early Neonatal Period,” Midwifery 5, no. 1 (1989): 3–10.

105. A. B. Ransjo-Arvidson et al., “Maternal Analgesia During Labor Disturbs Newborn Behavior: Effects on Breastfeeding, Temperature, and Crying,” Birth 28, no. 1 (2001): 5–12.

106. E. Nissen et al., “Effects of Maternal Pethidine on Infants’ Developing Breast Feeding Behaviour,” Acta Paediatr 84, no. 2 (1995): 140–145.

107. L. Rajan, “The Impact of Obstetric Procedures and Analgesia/Anaesthesia During Labour and Delivery on Breast Feeding,” Midwifery 10, no. 2 (1994): 87–103.

108. S. Radzyminski, “Neurobehavioral Functioning and Breastfeeding Behavior in the Newborn,” J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 34, no. 3 (2005): 335–341.

109. J. Riordan et al., “The Effect of Labor Pain Relief Medication on Neonatal Suckling and Breastfeeding Duration,” J Hum Lact 16, no. 1 (2000): 7–12.

110. K. G. Dewey et al., “Risk Factors for Suboptimal Infant Breastfeeding Behavior, Delayed Onset of Lactation, and Excess Neonatal Weight Loss,” Pediatrics 112, no. 3, pt. 1 (2003): 607–619.

111. S. Radzyminski, “The Effect of Ultra Low Dose Epidural Analgesia buy cipro in mexico on Newborn Breastfeeding Behaviors,” J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 32, no. 3 (2003): 322–331.

112. D. J. Baumgarder et al., “Effect of Labor Epidural Anesthesia on Breast-Feeding of Healthy Full-Term Newborns Delivered Vaginally,” J Am Board Fam Pract 16, no. 1 (2003): 7–13.

113. P. Volmanen et al., “Breast-Feeding Problems After Epidural Analgesia for Labour: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Pain, Obstetrical Procedures and Breast-Feeding Practices,” Int J Obstet Anesth 13, no. 1 (2004): 25–29.

114. See Note 103.

115. See Note 105.

116. S. Kannan et al., “Maternal Satisfaction and Pain Control in Women Electing Natural Childbirth,” Reg Anesth Pain Med 26, no. 5 (2001): 468–472.

117. J. M. Green et al., “Expectations, Experiences, and Psychological Outcomes of Childbirth: A Prospective Study of 825 Women,” Birth 17, no. 1 (1990): 15–24.

118. B. M. Morgan et al., “Analgesia and Satisfaction in Childbirth (The Queen Charlotte’s 1000 Mother Survey),” Lancet 2, no. 8302 (1982): 808–810.

119. M. C. Klein et al., “Epidural Analgesia Use as a Marker for Physician Approach to Birth: Implications for Maternal and Newborn Outcomes,” Birth 28, no. 4 (2001): 243–248.


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