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Cutaneous lumbosacral injections of sterile water were more effective than “placebo” injections for relieving first stage labour pain

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  • Source of funding: Bohus County Health Authority.

  • For correspondence: Dr G Wallin, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, S-416 85 Gothenburg, Sweden. Fax +46 31 258374.

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