Maternal position at midwife-attended birth and perineal trauma: is there an association?

@article{Soong2005MaternalPA,
  title={Maternal position at midwife-attended birth and perineal trauma: is there an association?},
  author={Barbara Soong and Margaret I Barnes},
  journal={Birth},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={164-9}
}
BACKGROUND Most women will sustain some degree of trauma to the genital tract after vaginal birth. This study aimed to examine the association between maternal position at birth and perineal outcome in women who had a midwife-attended, spontaneous vaginal birth and an uncomplicated pregnancy at term. METHODS Data from 3,756 births in a major public tertiary teaching hospital were eligible for analysis. The need for sutures in perineal trauma was evaluated and compared for each major factor… CONTINUE READING