Cohort study of operative delivery in the second stage of labour and standard of obstetric care.

@article{Murphy2003CohortSO,
  title={Cohort study of operative delivery in the second stage of labour and standard of obstetric care.},
  author={Deirdre J. Murphy and Rachel E Liebling and Roshni R. Patel and Lisa A Verity and Rebecca Swingler},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={610-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the maternal and neonatal morbidity following operative delivery in the second stage of labour in relation to the standard of obstetric care. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Maternity units in two teaching hospitals in Bristol, United Kingdom. Three hundred and ninety-three women with term, singleton, cephalic pregnancies who required operative delivery in theatre at full dilatation between February 1999 and February 2000. METHODS Morbidity was compared for completed… CONTINUE READING

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