"Love Hormone" May Aid Women's Recovery After Childbirth, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Study
Published: Jan 04, 2013
Chronic pain from childbirth is rare and biologic changes after a woman gives birth may prevent the development of pain after birth, according to two new studies. In the first study, researchers interviewed more than 1,200 women within 36 hours of giving birth. Only 1.8 percent of the women who had pain when they delivered still had pain six months later and only 0.3 percent still had pain a year later, according to the study, which was published in the January issue of the journal Anesthesiology.