The initiation of labour at term gestation: Physiology and practice implications

Authors: Hundley, V., Downe, S. and Buckley, S.J.

Journal: Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Volume: 67

Pages: 4-18

eISSN: 1532-1932

ISSN: 1521-6934

DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2020.02.006

Abstract:

Little is known about the physiology of labour onset at term, and there is a debate about what signs and symptoms should be used to define it. In low resource settings, particularly for remote and rural communities, delay in recognising labour onset may mean a delay in seeking a skilled birth attendant. This chapter presents the most recent evidence about the physiology of labour onset, including the complex neuro-hormonal, biophysical, psychological and emotional factors that contribute. The symptoms of labour onset are explored from the perspective of both pregnant women and service providers in a range of sociocultural contexts. Early labour presents challenges for pregnant women, their families, communities and health care professionals. The chapter discusses how maternity care services should be designed, and delivered to ensure that women get the optimum advice and care at the beginning of labour.

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The initiation of labour at term gestation: Physiology and practice implications.

Authors: Hundley, V., Downe, S. and Buckley, S.J.

Journal: Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol

Volume: 67

Pages: 4-18

eISSN: 1532-1932

DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2020.02.006

Abstract:

Little is known about the physiology of labour onset at term, and there is a debate about what signs and symptoms should be used to define it. In low resource settings, particularly for remote and rural communities, delay in recognising labour onset may mean a delay in seeking a skilled birth attendant. This chapter presents the most recent evidence about the physiology of labour onset, including the complex neuro-hormonal, biophysical, psychological and emotional factors that contribute. The symptoms of labour onset are explored from the perspective of both pregnant women and service providers in a range of sociocultural contexts. Early labour presents challenges for pregnant women, their families, communities and health care professionals. The chapter discusses how maternity care services should be designed, and delivered to ensure that women get the optimum advice and care at the beginning of labour.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33482/

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The initiation of labour at term gestation: Physiology and practice implications

Authors: Hundley, V., Downe, S. and Buckley, S.J.

Journal: BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH CLINICAL OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY

Volume: 67

Pages: 4-18

eISSN: 1532-1932

ISSN: 1521-6934

DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2020.02.006

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33482/

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The initiation of labour at term gestation: physiology and practice implications

Authors: Hundley, V., Downe, S. and Buckley, S.

Journal: Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Publisher: Elsevier

ISSN: 1521-6934

DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2020.02.006

Abstract:

Little is known about the physiology of labour onset at term, and there is a debate about what signs and symptoms should be used to define it. In low resource settings and, particularly, for remote and rural communities, delay in recognising labour onset may mean a delay in seeking a skilled birth attendant. This chapter presents the most recent evidence about the physiology of labour onset, including the complex neuro-hormonal, biophysical, psychological and emotional factors that contribute. The symptoms of labour onset are explored from the perspective of both pregnant women and service providers in a range of sociocultural contexts. Early labour presents challenges for pregnant women, their families, communities and health care professionals. The chapter discusses how maternity care services should be designed, and delivered to ensure that women get the optimum advice and care at the beginning of labour.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33482/

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The initiation of labour at term gestation: Physiology and practice implications.

Authors: Hundley, V., Downe, S. and Buckley, S.J.

Journal: Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology

Volume: 67

Pages: 4-18

eISSN: 1532-1932

ISSN: 1521-6934

DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2020.02.006

Abstract:

Little is known about the physiology of labour onset at term, and there is a debate about what signs and symptoms should be used to define it. In low resource settings, particularly for remote and rural communities, delay in recognising labour onset may mean a delay in seeking a skilled birth attendant. This chapter presents the most recent evidence about the physiology of labour onset, including the complex neuro-hormonal, biophysical, psychological and emotional factors that contribute. The symptoms of labour onset are explored from the perspective of both pregnant women and service providers in a range of sociocultural contexts. Early labour presents challenges for pregnant women, their families, communities and health care professionals. The chapter discusses how maternity care services should be designed, and delivered to ensure that women get the optimum advice and care at the beginning of labour.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33482/

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The initiation of labour at term gestation: physiology and practice implications

Authors: Hundley, V., Downe, S. and Buckley, S.

Journal: Best Practice and Research: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Volume: 67

Issue: August

Pages: 4-18

ISSN: 1521-6934

Abstract:

Little is known about the physiology of labour onset at term, and there is a debate about what signs and symptoms should be used to define it. In low resource settings and, particularly, for remote and rural communities, delay in recognising labour onset may mean a delay in seeking a skilled birth attendant. This chapter presents the most recent evidence about the physiology of labour onset, including the complex neuro-hormonal, biophysical, psychological and emotional factors that contribute. The symptoms of labour onset are explored from the perspective of both pregnant women and service providers in a range of sociocultural contexts. Early labour presents challenges for pregnant women, their families, communities and health care professionals. The chapter discusses how maternity care services should be designed, and delivered to ensure that women get the optimum advice and care at the beginning of labour.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33482/

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