Effects of physical activity on maternal plasma β-endorphin levels and perception of labor pain

Guistino Varrassi, Carmello Bazzano, W. Thomas Edwards
  • American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 1989, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9378(89)80065-1

Effects of physical activity on acute labor pain perception

What is it about?

This paper makes clear the relationship existing between the regular physical exercise and the perception of acute labor pain. Moreover, it tries to connect this with the level of plasma beta-endorphin

Why is it important?

Acute pain perception, and especially the labor pain, is influenced by many causes. This study suggests a potential simple and natural remedy to reduce its perception.

Perspectives

Professor Giustino Varrassi
Paolo Procacci Foundation

This study has given important ints for an healthy and useful management of the pregnancy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9378(89)80065-1

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