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Master Thesis

Prise en charge par les sages-femmes du travail sous analgésie péridurale : le vécu des parturientes

Abstract : Background: Loco-regional anesthesia is currently at the forefront of pharmacologic methods of labour pain relief. Understand and search for the feeling of women who have used this method is necessary. Methods: The objective was to understand the feelings of parturients under epidural analgesia for the first time, particulary with regard to the midwives medical care in the delivery room. A qualitative study with descriptive and interpretative aims was carried out in a type II maternity hospital in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Eight women were interviewed during their stay in the maternity ward by semi-structured interviews. Results: Representations of the epidural come from testimonies of close relations or, for some, from the sessions of birth preparation. Often anxious and at the end of their limits during labour, women finally have a great labour experience, thanks to the support and guidance of their midwife. Discussion: The midwife’s monitoring of labour, as described in the study, is consistent with the skills expected of this professional. To avoid unnecessary stress, women could be better prepared for what they will experience before, during, and after analgesia. Conclusion: The birth preparation, the support of the midwife and of the accompanying person take part in the good experience of the labour under epidural analgesia.
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Margaux Boulet Sauvan. Prise en charge par les sages-femmes du travail sous analgésie péridurale : le vécu des parturientes. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03382816⟩



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