Association of spontaneous perineal stretching during delivery with perineal lacerations.

@article{Walfisch2005AssociationOS,
  title={Association of spontaneous perineal stretching during delivery with perineal lacerations.},
  author={Asnat Walfisch and Mordechai Hallak and Shlomit Harlev and Moshe Mazor and Ilana Shoham-Vardi},
  journal={The Journal of reproductive medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={23-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of perineal stretching on perineal damage during vaginal delivery. STUDY DESIGN Patients at term in active labor were included. Perineal length was measured during the active phase, second stage and 24 hours postpartum. Perineal damage was assessed before repair and 24 hours postpartum. RESULTS Three hundred women were included. Mean perineal length during the active phase was 4.02 +/- 1.07 cm, and mean stretching was 2.25 +/- 1.2 cm. Of the parturients who… CONTINUE READING