Faculty Advisor

Weekes, Suzanne L.


Intrapartum medications, medications administered while a mother is in labor, are widely used and their role in delivery is not often questioned. The focus of this project is to examine the effects of a mother's intrapartum medications on the behaviors of a baby in the first hour after birth. Data was collected from 67 mothers during labor and in the first hour following labor in a hospital setting. We aim to use statistical tests to determine if there are relationships between the medications mothers receive and the behaviors a baby exhibits in the first hour after birth. There has been little research done in this area, so we hope to encourage further study


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2014


Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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