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La méthode Bonapace : une alternative à l'analgésie péridurale

Abstract : Objective
The aim of this paper is to consider the Bonapace as a method of birth preparation and an alternative to epidural analgesia. We tried to understand through our study, how couples live the experience of pain and what are the arguments that lead them to choose the Bonapace method rather than epidural analgesia on the day of delivery. We also try to understand why the couples were satisfied or not by the method.
We conducted a qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. We interviewed pre- partum women to understand their motivations and expectations of the Bonapace method, and postpartum to know how they lived the childbirth and what is their experience of Bonapace method. We conducted a transversal and thematic analysis of the interviews.
Results and conclusion
Our study reported that women choose the Bonapace method because it allows the involvement of the father and that makes staying actress and master their body longer than with epidural analgesia. They are satisfied with the method because it allowed them to delay or replace epidural analgesia, because the father has been present and helpful during childbirth, and finally because the method has reduced their pain and allowed a reduction of delivery medicalization.
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Mathilde Cecilio dos Reis Correia. La méthode Bonapace : une alternative à l'analgésie péridurale. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2015. ⟨dumas-01225192⟩



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