Memory for labor pain: a review of the literature.

  title={Memory for labor pain: a review of the literature.},
  author={Catherine Ann Niven and Tricia Murphy-Black},
  volume={27 4},
BACKGROUND Women's ability and accuracy in recalling labor pain are widely debated, even though clinicians commonly use such retrospective information in their practice. The objectives of this paper are to review the literature to establish if labor pain is forgotten, if recall is accurate, factors that affect the accuracy of recall, and consequences of recall. METHODS An electronic search of Medscape, Psychlit, Bath Information and Data Services, and CINAHL between 1990 and 1999 was… CONTINUE READING