Factors associated with the occurrence of perineal lacerations.

@article{Fischer1979FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with the occurrence of perineal lacerations.},
  author={S. R. Fischer},
  journal={Journal of nurse-midwifery},
  year={1979},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          18-26
        }
}
Abstract In a retrospective study of 210 women whose deliveries took place at 2 hospitals, the relationship of minor and major perineal lacerations to 30 separate factors is analyzed. Third and fourth degree perineal lacerations are found to be strongly related to low parity, low age, use of forceps, and episiotomies, and weakly related to normal prepregnant weight, weight gain over 30 pounds, anemia, long second stage, and epidural and pudendal anesthesia. First and second degree lacerations… Expand
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