'Soothing the ring of fire': Australian women's and midwives' experiences of using perineal warm packs in the second stage of labour

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dc.contributor.author Dahlen, Hannah en_US
dc.contributor.author Homer, Caroline en_US
dc.contributor.author Cooke, Margaret en_US
dc.contributor.author Upton, Alexis en_US
dc.contributor.author Nunn, Rosalie en_US
dc.contributor.author Brodrick, Belinda en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:49:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:49:43Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009000370 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dahlen Hannah et al. 2009, ''Soothing the ring of fire': Australian women's and midwives' experiences of using perineal warm packs in the second stage of labour', Elsevier, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 39-48. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0266-6138 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/9445
dc.description.abstract Objective to determine women's and midwives? experiences of using perineal warm packs in the second stage of labour. Design as part of a randomised controlled trial (Warm Pack Trial), women and midwives were asked to complete questionnaires about the effects of the warm packs on pain, perineal trauma, comfort, feelings of control, satisfaction and intentions for use during future births. Setting two hospitals in Sydney, Australia. Participants a randomised controlled trial was undertaken. In the late second stage of labour, nulliparous women (n=717) giving birth were randomly allocated to having warm packs (n=360) applied to their perineum or standard care (n=357). Standard care was defined as any second stage practice carried out by midwives that did not include the application of warm packs to the perineum. Three hundred and two nulliparous women randomised to receive warm packs (84%) received the treatment. Questionnaires were completed by 266 (88%) women who received warm packs, and 270 (89%) midwives who applied warm packs to these women. Intervention warm, moist packs were applied to the perineum in the late second stage of labour. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.title 'Soothing the ring of fire': Australian women's and midwives' experiences of using perineal warm packs in the second stage of labour en_US
dc.parent Midwifery en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Singapore en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 39 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 48 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111006 en_US
dc.personcode 044710 en_US
dc.personcode 995146 en_US
dc.personcode 923712 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054486 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054487 en_US
dc.personcode 0000054488 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Midwifery en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Childbirth; Labour; Obstetric; Labour; Second stage; Perineum; Pain en_US


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