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Snow — at Christmas

Caroline M de Costa
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): 690-692.

Christmas this year will be marked for us by the arrival of our first grandchild, so as a mother and obstetrician I am receiving a steady stream of questions from my daughter on pregnancy-related matters — not the least of which relate to the use of analgesia in labour. At her antenatal classes, the advice has been to draw up a birth plan: warm baths, movement, partner support, and later, possibly, reluctantly, epidural ...

Caroline M de Costa, MPH, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University School of Medicine, Cairns Campus, Cairns, QLD.
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