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
Major Qualifying Project
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