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British Journal of Midwifery, Vol. 15, Iss. 12, 06 Dec 2007, pp 765 - 767

Many women experience symptoms commonly associated with the onset of labour when in fact they are not in established labour. If these women are not already at home then they are sent home and this can be confusing for them. How the care of women is managed during the latent phase of labour is of vital importance and has implications for the whole labour experience.

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