|Care in Normal Birth (WHO, 1996, 60 p.)|
|2. GENERAL ASPECTS OF CARE IN LABOUR|
|2.6 Labour Pain|
Almost all women experience pain during labour, but the responses of individual women to labour pain are widely different. According to clinical experience, abnormal labour, prolonged or complicated by dystocia, induced or accelerated by oxytocics, or terminated by instrumental delivery, seems to be more painful than normal labour. Nevertheless, even completely normal labour is painful too.