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Use of fundal pressure during second-stage labor. A pilot Study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8828318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fundal pressure is a controversial obstetric technique used by some practitioners in second-stage labor. In this preliminary study, 34 deliveries in which fundal pressure was used to expedite birth were matched with 34 deliveries that occurred spontaneously. Several parameters were compared between the two groups. In the group of women who were delivered with use of fundal pressure, second-stage labor was longer and a higher incidence of third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations was observed compared with those women who delivered spontaneously. This article discusses the possible reasons for these findings, the reasons fundal pressure was used, and the controversial issues that surround this technique.
Authors:
K R Cosner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nurse-midwifery     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0091-2182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurse Midwifery     Publication Date:    1996 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-04     Completed Date:  1996-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365647     Medline TA:  J Nurse Midwifery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-7     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
University of Florida, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Clinical Nursing Research
Delivery, Obstetric / methods*
Female
Humans
Labor Stage, Second*
Midwifery / methods*
Nurse Midwives
Perineum / injuries
Pilot Projects
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
Pressure
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors

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