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dc.contributor.authorJanssen, Patriciaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Mary Len_UK
dc.contributor.authorSpiby, Helenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Josephineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGross, Mechthild Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorCheyne, Helenen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHundley, Vanoraen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRijnders, Marliesen_UK
dc.contributor.authorde Jonge, Anken_UK
dc.contributor.authorBuitendijk, Simoneen_UK
dc.description.abstractPreface: In places where hospital birth is the norm, one of the major contemporary challenges to the organization of intrapartum care is posed by women who are not in established labor. In the United Kingdom, these women have been given a special name, "Category X," and they can account for a substantial percentage of admissions. These women are not deemed to be in need of hospital care, but the women themselves may feel otherwise as they struggle to understand the sensations they are experiencing. Until relatively recently, little research effort was expended on early and latent phase labor, reflecting, perhaps, the assumption that it is just a gentle and relatively straightforward preamble to the "real thing" that can easily be dealt with by keeping mobile, leaning over furniture, or doing the ironing. Because early labor is not seen as needing a health professional's input, the message is that it is unimportant. However, emerging evidence is challenging that view. Four large randomized controlled trials have recently evaluated interventions related to early labor care, stimulated by concerns that included repeated visits to the labor ward and the impact of early admission with the potential for a cascade of interventions. These trials, and other research reporting women's own perspectives on labor onset, reflect growing awareness that this stage of labor merits consideration in its own right. An International Early Labor Research Group has formed who will develop the evidence base in this important part of childbearing. The group represents varied disciplines including midwifery, psychology, epidemiology, antenatal education, and service user representatives. Members of this group are among those who have contributed to this Roundtable Discussion. The contributions draw attention to the complexities of early labor and its importance for childbearing women, their caregivers and companions. We might reasonably hypothesize that a woman's experience of early labor sets the scene for what follows, and it is clear that this is an area worthy of considerable further research.en_UK
dc.relationJanssen P, Nolan ML, Spiby H, Green J, Gross MM, Cheyne H, Hundley V, Rijnders M, de Jonge A & Buitendijk S (2009) Roundtable Discussion: Early Labor: What's the Problem? (Contribution: "Has Labor Started? A Judgment Made in Uncertainty"). Birth, 36 (4), pp. 332-339.
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dc.subjectAntenatal careen_UK
dc.subjectearly laboren_UK
dc.subjecthome birthen_UK
dc.subjecthospital birthen_UK
dc.titleRoundtable Discussion: Early Labor: What's the Problem? (Contribution: "Has Labor Started? A Judgment Made in Uncertainty")en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of British Columbiaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Worcesteren_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Yorken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Yorken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHannover Medical Schoolen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationTNO Quality of Life, The Netherlandsen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationVU University Medical Center Amsterdamen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Amsterdamen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorJanssen, Patricia|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNolan, Mary L|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSpiby, Helen|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGreen, Josephine|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGross, Mechthild M|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorCheyne, Helen|0000-0001-5738-8390en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHundley, Vanora|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRijnders, Marlies|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorde Jonge, Ank|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBuitendijk, Simone|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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