An evaluation of the different types of labor pain relief, preferred methods of pain relief, and effects of social media on awareness and knowledge among pregnant women. A cross-sectional study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

An evaluation of the different types of labor pain relief, preferred methods of pain relief, and effects of social media on awareness and knowledge among pregnant women. A cross-sectional study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J. 2019 Sep;40(9):914-921 Authors: Alshahrani MS Abstract OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the attitudes of pregnant women towards different forms of labor pain relief, preferred methods of pain relief, and the effects of social media on their awareness and knowledge. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted between April and August 2017 in the Maternity and Children's Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia. A total of 416 pregnant women were interviewed and analyzed using IBM Sstatistical Package for Social Sciences version 20 (IBM Corp, Armonk, NY, USA). RESULTS: A total of 62.7% were aware of labor pain. However, 58.7% of the total sample group was unaware of labor pain relief, and 79.8% of the total sample group was unaware of the different forms of labor pain relief available. Educational level was significantly associated with awareness and knowledge of labor pain relief (p=0.001). The majority of pregnant women obtained information from friends (57.5%); and only 16.1% of women received information from their health care providers.Conlclusion: Most of the pregnant women recruited into this study had insuficient awareness of labor pain and methods of pain relief. They acquired their information from their friends and...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Pregnancy Publishers Recovery The Fix Heroin Methadone methadone withdrawal Opioids Pregnant Source Type: blogs
Authors: Hu Y, Yu L, Xia F, Liang F, Cheng C, Huang Y, Xiao L Abstract Effect of laparoscopic myomectomy on the serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and the ovarian function of patients with uterine fibroids was studied. Ninety patients with uterine fibroids admitted to The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, from March 2013 to July 2014, were randomly divided into the experimental group (n=45) and the control group (n=45). The experimental group was treated with laparoscopic myomectomy, and the control group was tre...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
We report the case of a healthy 32-year-old woman, gravida 4, para 3, who presented to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. Two weeks earlier, pelvic ultrasound had revealed a 6-week intrauterine pregnancy. She was hemodynamically stable, but had rebound tenderness on the right iliac fossa. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed an evolutive intrauterine pregnancy with a gestational age (GA) of 8 weeks, with a synchronous evolutive adnexal pregnancy of the same GA and some free fluid in the pouch of Douglas. She underwent an urgent laparoscopy which showed an intact gestational sac containing an embryo on the right ova...
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Paulista de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Women are being disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, including during pregnancy. Pain and other vulnerabilities to addiction differ between men and women. Management of opioid use disorder should be gender informed and accessible across the lifespan. During pregnancy, care teams should be multidisciplinary to include obstetrics, addiction, social work, anesthesia, pediatrics, and behavioral health. Pain management for women with opioid use disorder requires tailored approaches, including integration of trauma-informed care and addressing psychosocial needs. Thus, coordinated continued care by obstetric and add...
Source: Clinics in Perinatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: family featured health and fitness meditation self improvement pregnancy Source Type: blogs
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