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Complementary and alternative therapies for post‐caesarean pain, 2020, Flumignan et al

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Andy, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    Open access, https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011216.pub2/full

    So-called alternative medicine for post-caesarean pain? A Cochrane review
  2. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

    Aotearoa New Zealand
    Reading through that review summary, it's a pretty searing indictment of the quality of research across the board, even if the conclusion doesn't say so. What a lot of time and money wasted.
  3. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    At least it is reassuring that the authors took reporting or lack of reporting adverse events seriously unlike some review articles closer to home.
  4. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  5. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)


    Speaking as a woman who has never given birth.

    You have your C - section, which while routine is still fairly major surgery. Your bundle of joy (who is also probably extremely hard work and needing to lifted regularly for feeding and nappy changes and so forth) safely delivered.

    You've now got hormones all over the place, a life to lead, maybe other kids to look after & they want to eff about being stingy with the pain meds? :banghead:

    You finally get the little tike off to sleep & what? You're supposed to listen to music? Get real. Any sense and Mum will be catching some zeds herself.

    Are we sure robots didn't write this? Or someone who has never met a new mother?
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  6. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

    I would think a much more useful thing in these circumstances in helping the mother cope with the pain, apart from pain meds, is someone who knows what they are doing helping her with all the things she needs help with so she can get the rest and recovery time she needs.
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  7. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Yeah, sadly in the modern world, unless you're very lucky, you may not have much help with day to day tasks. Mum's parents are probably still working themselves, if they're still around.

    Life as a new Mum must be a blooming nightmare with covid, especially if you've got some additional condition.

    It just annoys the heck out of me that because it's something a lot of women go through, it's trivialized. I'm fairly sure that kinda pain is not at all trivial.

    Also, I remember being told when family members were happily hooked up to pumps for self administered pain meds that being in pain can slow healing. I'd be very surprised if it didn't slow bonding too.
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