Mechanical dilatation of the cervix during labour.

  • P W Rooke
  • Published 1979 in
    The Australian & New Zealand journal of…


An instrument designed to produce vibrations to the cervix was assessed as a method of shortening the active phase of labour in 138 patients with abnormal labour. Results showed that it shortened labour in multiparous but not in nulliparous women. The cervilator's obvious benefit in certain patients and lack of apparent complications suggest that it can be… (More)


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@article{Rooke1979MechanicalDO, title={Mechanical dilatation of the cervix during labour.}, author={P W Rooke}, journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology}, year={1979}, volume={19 4}, pages={212-5} }