Decision Aid Summary

Title Pain Relief for Labour: For women having their first baby.
Audience Women having their first baby planning a normal vaginal birth.
Options included Non-drug methods:
(support, position, touch, bath, aromatherapy, acupuncture, hypnosis, TENS)
Drug methods:(gas, pethidine, epidural)
Year of last update or review 2006
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED)
Where was it developed?
University of Sydney
Health condition Childbirth
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
4 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.