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Author(s) :

McKay S, Roberts J.

Bibliographical entry (without author) :

Second stage labor: what is normal?
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1985 Mar-Apr;14(2):101-6.

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Abstract (English):

Traditional management of second stage labor has come under scrutiny because of improved understanding of what normally occurs when second stage labor is allowed to proceed of its own accord without direction from birth attendants. When women bear down spontaneously as they feel the urge to push, either holding their breath briefly or with short exhalation of air, normal maternal and fetal physiological status is maintained and second stage labor does not appear to be lengthened. Using a variety of maternal positions during second stage labor can optimize physiologic functioning and increase maternal comfort.

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Argument (français) :

L'accouchement non dirigé, où la femme respire et se positionne spontanément, optmise le déroulement physiologique du second stade du travail, et le rend plus confortable à la femme.

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Keywords :

attendance ; alternative birth (waterbirth,...) ; active management of labor ; physiology ; position during labor ; duration of labour

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Cécile_Loup — 7/04/2005

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