Birth trauma: short and long term effects of forceps delivery compared with spontaneous delivery on various pelvic floor parameters.

@article{Meyer2000BirthTS,
  title={Birth trauma: short and long term effects of forceps delivery compared with spontaneous delivery on various pelvic floor parameters.},
  author={Sylvain Meyer and Patrick Hohlfeld and Chahin Achtari and Antonio Russolo and Pierre de Grandi},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={107 11},
  pages={
          1360-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of forceps delivery and spontaneous delivery on pelvic floor functions in nulliparous women. DESIGN A longitudinal prospective study with investigations during the first pregnancy, 10 weeks and 10 months after delivery. SETTING Antenatal clinic in a teaching hospital. POPULATION One hundred and seven patients aged 28 +/- 4 years, divided into those with forceps (n = 25) or spontaneous (n = 82) delivery. METHODS Investigations with a questionnaire… CONTINUE READING

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