Infant Outcome in Relation to Second Stage Labor Pushing Method

@inproceedings{Barnett1982InfantOI,
  title={Infant Outcome in Relation to Second Stage Labor Pushing Method},
  author={Mary M. Barnett and Sharron Smith Humenick},
  year={1982}
}
ABSTRACT: To test the hypothesis that long, hard Valsalva pushing during second stage labor may increase fetal acidosis and decrease neonatal Apgar scores, ten women with normal pregnancies and first stage labors were randomly assigned to a long Valsalva pushing group or a short, open glottis pushing group. Neonatal outcomes were measured by umbilical vessel blood gasses. Open glottis pushers showed a non-significant trend toward longer second stage labors and higher umbilical artery pH… CONTINUE READING

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