Epidural Labor Analgesia

Childbirth Without Pain

  • Giorgio Capogna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Natalie Grant, Helena Strevens, Jim Thornton
    Pages 1-10
  3. York-Mui Liu, Roshan Fernando, Wint Yu Mon
    Pages 21-37
  4. José M. García-de-Diego, Lourdes Biedma-Velázquez, Rafael Serrano-del-Rosal
    Pages 39-47
  5. Javier Moscoso
    Pages 49-61
  6. Gary M. Stocks, Sarah K. Griffiths
    Pages 73-88
  7. Giorgio Capogna
    Pages 89-101
  8. Michela Camorcia
    Pages 103-119
  9. Marie-Pierre Bonnet, Diane Korb, Alexandre Mignon
    Pages 121-137
  10. Giorgio Capogna, Michela Camorcia
    Pages 153-166
  11. Vegard Dahl, Leiv Arne Rosseland
    Pages 177-188
  12. Brenda Kantering, Marco Abraham Marcus, Nicole M. A. Engel
    Pages 189-201
  13. Marc Van de Velde
    Pages 203-219
  14. Daniela Perrotta
    Pages 221-236
  15. Emilia Guasch, Fernando Gilsanz, Azahara Sancho de Ávila
    Pages 237-253
  16. Anne-Sophie Ducloy-Bouthors, Nathalie Trillot, Philippe Deruelle
    Pages 255-265
  17. Thierry Girard, Andreas Berset, Patricia Staehlin
    Pages 267-284
  18. Stephen H. Halpern, Rahul Garg
    Pages 285-295
  19. Maria Casado, Lydia Buisan
    Pages 297-302
  20. Lone Fuhrmann, Helle T. Østergaard, Doris Østergaard
    Pages 303-313
  21. Daniela Marchetti, Antonio G. Spagnolo
    Pages 325-332

About this book


This book offers an in-depth examination of labor pain and analgesia with the aim of promoting natural childbirth without pain. All aspects of the subject are covered, including the latest techniques of delivering labor analgesia. Importantly, emphasis is placed on a holistic approach, detailed attention being paid to the humanization of childbirth and behavioral aspects in addition to evidence-based medicine. Potential future developments are also addressed, with discussion of opportunities that have yet to be realized. In order to ensure that the text is easily readable for trainees as well as established practitioners, chapters have been restricted to a manageable length and information is presented clearly and succinctly. Step-by-step tutorials and boxes highlighting practical points are used to clarify technical aspects. The authors include both well-established experts and young emerging professionals from various European countries, ensuring an intercultural perspective.


Holistic approach Labor pains Obstetric analgesia and anesthesia Painless childbirth Painless delivery

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Capogna
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of AnesthesiolgyCittà di Roma HospitalRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13889-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13890-9
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Health & Hospitals