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Reducing genital tract trauma at birth: launching a clinical trial in midwifery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12686942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Genital tract trauma is a common outcome of vaginal birth, and can cause short-term and long-term problems for new mothers. Preventive measures have not been fully explicated. Midwives use a variety of hand maneuvers late in the second stage of labor, in the belief that genital trauma can be reduced. However, none of these care measures have been rigorously tested to determine if they are effective. A midwifery practice offers an ideal setting to study the relationship of hand techniques by the birth attendant to reduction of genital tract trauma.
Leah L Albers
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of midwifery & women's health     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1526-9523     ISO Abbreviation:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Publication Date:    2003 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-10     Completed Date:  2003-05-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909407     Medline TA:  J Midwifery Womens Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-10     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
College of Nursing, University of New Mexico, Nursing/Pharmacy Building Room 216, Albuquerque, NM 87131-5688, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / nursing
Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic / methods
Delivery, Obstetric / adverse effects*
Genitalia, Female / injuries*
Midwifery / methods*
Nurse Midwives / standards*
Nursing Methodology Research
Obstetric Labor Complications / etiology*,  nursing
Puerperal Disorders / nursing*
Research Design
United States
Grant Support
1R01 NR 05252-01A1/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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