Plain English summary
Target population and sampling
Data collection procedures
Data management and analysis
Pharmacologic labour pain management
Use of opioid and non-opioid pharmacological agents
Variations of prescription of analgesics
Fear of side effects of analgesics
Experiences with local and epidural anaesthesia
“I tell them ‘with the help of God, it will be alright and everything will be successful.” (MW3); “I tell her to be strong and she will be a bit calmer” (MW2)
“We encourage the woman saying “that is your baby’s hairs’ there touch it and see” … then she will say. “Really! The head is there” then she will touch with her hand… then the woman will push” (MW1).
“The high workload is not allowing us to manage the pain” (MW1).
“I delivered four patients within a short time;…the ward was so busy, that day we were only three nurses and three midwives…it was very pathetic.; …to deliver three others successively. …when you are assigned three beds, you end up taking care of six or eight women” (MW15).