Pain and women's satisfaction with the experience of childbirth: a systematic review.

@article{Hodnett2002PainAW,
  title={Pain and women's satisfaction with the experience of childbirth: a systematic review.},
  author={Ellen D. Hodnett},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={186 5 Suppl Nature},
  pages={
          S160-72
        }
}
  • E. Hodnett
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

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