Does antenatal pelvic floor muscle training affect the outcome of labour? A randomised controlled trial

@article{Agur2007DoesAP,
  title={Does antenatal pelvic floor muscle training affect the outcome of labour? A randomised controlled trial},
  author={Wael I. Agur and Pippin Steggles and Malcolm R. Waterfield and Robert Freeman},
  journal={International Urogynecology Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={85-88}
}
It is thought that antenatal pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) might produce a strong pelvic floor resulting in prolonged labour, whilst some believe it produces well-controlled muscles that facilitate rotation of the foetal head and shortens the duration of labour. This secondary analysis (of a previously published randomised controlled trial) assesses the labour and delivery details of 268 primigravidae who were originally randomised at approximately 20 weeks gestation to supervised PFMT or… CONTINUE READING