Pregnancy and motherhood is a major milestone in the life of a female. Child birth is a painful process and pain relief during labor has always been associated with myths and controversies. Use of labor analgesia has gained wide spread popularity. For labor analgesia, epidural administration of local anesthetic agents and systemic (intravenous or intra- muscular) administration of opioids (narcotics) are mostly associated. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on September, 2014