Pain pp 993-996 | Cite as

Causes of Pain and Principles of Pain Management in Pregnancy

  • Jon Livelsberger
  • Connie Bruno
  • Ihab KamelEmail author


Pain during pregnancy and labor may result from a myriad of physiologic, hormonal, anatomic, psychologic, and pathologic factors. Presented are basic principles of pain management in pregnancy, and an overview of causes, clinical findings, diagnostics, and treatments of pregnancy-related pain.


Pelvic girdle pain Pregnancy-related low back pain Meralgia paresthetica Labor analgesia Labor pain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TUH Department of Anesthesiology, Lewis Katz School of MedicineTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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