Pain Management For The Obstetric Patient

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M6A3: Pain Management for the Obstetric Patient Erin Johnson Reproductive Health Helene Wallingford August 10th, 2014 There are three stages of a pregnancy which start at conception and last until six weeks after the birth of the baby. The stages include antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum. Antepartum can be described as the period before childbirth, this would start at the time of conception until labor starts. Intrapartum is the labor stage of pregnancy. Intrapartum starts from the onset of labor until the delivery of the baby. Postpartum is the last stage of the pregnancy. This starts following the birth of the baby and last for six weeks after the birth. During each stage of a pregnancy a woman may experience pain.…show more content…
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