Fear, pain and stress hormones during childbirth

@article{Alehagen2005FearPA,
  title={Fear, pain and stress hormones during childbirth},
  author={S. Alehagen and B. Wijma and U. Lundberg and K. Wijma},
  journal={Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={153 - 165}
}
Aims. To investigate the course of fear, pain and stress hormones during labor, and the associations between fear, pain, stress hormones and duration of labor in nulliparous women with and without epidural analgesia (EDA). Method. One day during gestation weeks 37–39, urinary and salivary samples were collected to measure catecholamines and cortisol. Hourly during labor, the participants answered the Delivery Fear Scale and a pain intensity scale, and urinary and salivary samples were collected… Expand
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