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More in hope than expectation: a systematic review of women's expectations and experience of pain relief in labour

  • Joanne E Lally1Email author,
  • Madeleine J Murtagh1,
  • Sheila Macphail2 and
  • Richard Thomson1
BMC Medicine20086:7

Received: 24 January 2008

Accepted: 14 March 2008

Published: 14 March 2008

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14 Mar 2008 Editorially accepted
14 Mar 2008 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-6-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Health and Society, The Medical School, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Women's Services, 3rd Floor Leazes Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK