Last updated on March 2018

Virtual Reality in Labor and Delivery for Reduction in Pain


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to identify whether use of virtual reality devices can improve the pain management of women in labor and delivery. The investigators will perform a randomized controlled trial of patients in labor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this study is to identify whether use of virtual reality devices can improve the pain management of women in labor and delivery. The investigators hypothesize that use of virtual reality devices will result in a reduction in pain medication use, in epidural use, and prolong the duration of time prior to the patient receiving an epidural.

The study will be conducted as two parallel randomized controlled trials: one for latent labor patients and one for patients in active labor (defined by whether they are < 6 cm or > 6 cm). Within each phase of labor, there will be 20 in the Virtual Reality arm and 20 in the Control arm for a total of 80 patients.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03437031

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Kimberly D Gregory, MD MPH

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA United States
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