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Do not disturb: the importance of privacy in labor.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17273393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In nature, when a laboring animal feels threatened or disturbed, the stress hormone catecholamine shuts down labor. Similarly, when a laboring woman does not feel safe or protected or when the progress of her normal labor is altered, catecholamine levels rise and labor slows down or stops. This column discusses the importance of providing labor support that respects the woman's privacy, protects her from unnecessary interventions, insures her safety, and allows her to trust her inherent ability to give birth normally.
Judith A Lothian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of perinatal education : an ASPO/Lamaze publication     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1058-1243     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Educ     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301158     Medline TA:  J Perinat Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-6     Citation Subset:  -    
J udith L othian is a childbirth educator in Brooklyn, New York, and a member of the Board of Directors of Lamaze International. She is also an associate professor at the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
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