Abnormal Labour

  • Isabel Stabile
  • Tim Chard
  • Gedis Grudzinskas

Abstract

Active management of labour involves antenatal education to prepare for the emotional stress of labour, regular assessment of progress in labour and adequate analgesia. Diagnosis of labour is based on satisfactory cervical dilatation in the 1 h period following admission. Subsequent assessment should take place every 1–2 h. The personal attention of one nurse provides social and psychological support and reduces the need for augmentation and caesarean section.

Keywords

Obesity Depression Lactate Peri Halothane 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel Stabile
    • 1
  • Tim Chard
    • 2
  • Gedis Grudzinskas
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Prevention and Early Intervention PolicyFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  2. 2.Reproductive Physiology Laboratory, Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySt Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 4th Floor, Holland WingThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK

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