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Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia - February 2005 23 Qualitative study of the knowledge and expectations of the pain of labour, in urban Xhosa primigravidae Introduction Although various modes of analgesia for labour are well established in the black population of South Africa, there are few analyses of the knowledge and expectations of labour and labour pain. Considerable literature suggests that the experience of labour pain is influenced by many factors other than pharmacological, including antenatal education, social circumstances, attitudes to the baby, and the presence of medical and non-medical persons. These impact on anxiety, coping mechanisms, ..
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