The Physical Effects of Pain Catastrophizing in Labor
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01012466
Verified November 2009 by Oregon Health and Science University. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to find out if negative thoughts have an effect on pain experienced during labor and how labor progresses. Other studies have shown that women who experience intense pain in the earliest stages of labor have a higher risk of complications. The investigators want to know if negative thoughts can predict this outcome.
Condition or disease
Subjects will complete questionnaires at three timepoints: during the prenatal period, within 24-48 hours of giving birth, and 4-8 weeks postpartum. The questionnaires will measure pain catastrophizing, depression, maternal support, support and control in birth, and childbirth satisfaction. Chart review following delivery will record data such as length of labor, medication used, need for augmentation or surgical delivery, complications.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 45 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Nulliparous women attending the prenatal clinic at Oregon Health & Science University
At least 20 weeks of pregnancy
Low risk pregnancy
Primiparous and multiparous women
Women who request cesarean delivery
Women who are pregnant with twins
Women who plan induction
Women who deliver before 37 weeks
Women enrolled in the "Centering Pregnancy" program at the Family Birth Center
High risk pregnancies
Severe mental illness that impairs cognition or function