Louise Wenzel Petersen and Louise Paddison present their work on the introduction of sterile water injections for women who experience persistent lower back pain in labour at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

They explain their robust process for examining the evidence, attending and delivering a training programme for midwives and the safe introduction of this option of non-pharmacological pain relief for women. Louise Wenzel Petersen and Louise Paddison are qualified midwives who have worked actively to introduce Sterile Water injections in the birth centre across the Trust.

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