A 2002 Taiwan study investigating the association between demographic-obstetric factors and perceived labor pain in 90 primiparas having normal births found that their perceived level of pain was related to their expected level of pain. The researchers found no significant association between the pain and newborn birth weight, maternal age, body mass index, confidence in labor or duration of labor. They concluded that the “findings suggest that primiparas’ perceived labor pain is correlated with psychogenic rather than physical factors.”
– Kaohsiung J Med Sci, 18(12):604-09, 2002
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