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Does fetal head position at the term plus 12 scan influence induction, labor and delivery outcome?
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PMID:  15188801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To assess the influence that fetal head position has on induction, labor and delivery outcome for both mother and baby. METHODS: During a one month period, in November 1999, all women attending for a post-dates scan were enrolled as the study population. In total, 91 women formed our study population for analysis of data. The sonographic, induction and labor details of all women were recorded on a dedicated data sheet. As well as documenting the maternal age, parity, liquor volume (mm) and BPS, the position of the fetal head was noted by the sonographer as occipitoanterior, occipitotransverse or occipitoposterior. All women had gestation confirmed by ultrasound early during the course of their pregnancy. Maternal, ultrasonographic, induction and labor variables were correlated with fetal head presentation at scan. RESULTS: There was no positive correlation found between fetal head position at the term plus 12 scan and associated induction, labor or delivery complications in the 91 women studied. CONCLUSIONS: Our study shows no positive correlation between fetal head position and induction, labor or delivery complications.
Sharon Cooley; Donnatella Lissoni; Michael Geary; Declan Keane
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-10     Completed Date:  2004-08-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Head / embryology,  ultrasonography*
Ireland / epidemiology
Labor Presentation*
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology*,  etiology,  ultrasonography
Pregnancy Outcome
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*

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