A Study Of Four Hundred Seventy-Five Pregnancies In American Indian Women


Indian women experience all the complications and unpleasant symptoms of pregnancy and labor experienced by non-Indian women. The incidence of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, abortion, and threatened abortion seems remarkably lower than in non-Indians. Although many Indian women experience severe pain during labor, many others apparently experience little or no pain. The duration of labor in Indians is essentially the same as for non-Indians. Tables. Bibliography.