Package of care for active management in labour for reducing caesarean section rates in low-risk women.

@article{2009PackageOC,
  title={Package of care for active management in labour for reducing caesarean section rates in low-risk women.},
  author={},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={
          218-20
        }
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 15% of women have caesarean sections (CS) and while the rate varies, the number is increasing in many countries. This is of concern because higher CS rates do not confer additional health gain but may adversely affect maternal health and have implications for future pregnancies. Active management of labour has been proposed as a means of reducing CS rates. This refers to a package of care including strict diagnosis of labour, routine amniotomy, oxytocin for slow… CONTINUE READING
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