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Created on : 27/04/2005
Modified on : 2/12/2007

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Author(s) :

Flynn AM, Kelly J, Hollins G, Lynch PF.

Bibliographical entry (without author) :

Ambulation in labour.
Br Med J. 1978 Aug 26;2(6137):591-3.

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Abstract (English):

n a randomised prospective study of 68 women in spontaneous labour half were allocated to an ambulant group and half to a recumbent group. The duration of labour was significantly shorter, the need for analgesia significantly less, and the incidence of fetal heart abnormalities significantly smaller in the ambulant group than in the recumbent group. Apgar scores at one and five minutes were also significantly greater in the ambulant group. More patients in the recumbent group required augmentations with oxytocic drugs. There was no statistically significant difference in the third stage loss in the two groups. Ambulation in labour should be encouraged: it may bring human benefits while allowing the advantages of hospital supervision.

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Argument (français) :

La déambulation pendant le travail devrait être encouragée : cela humanise l'hôpital tout en gardant les avantages de sa supervision.

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Keywords :

fetal distress ; pain ; active management of labor ; evidence-based medicine/midwifery ; physiology ; position during labor ; duration of labour

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Cécile_Loup — 27/04/2005

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