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Perineal trauma following vaginal delivery

  title={Perineal trauma following vaginal delivery},
  author={Kurt Brandie and A P Mackenzie},
Over 85% of women who give birth vaginally sustain some form of perineal trauma and 60–70% receive stitches. This study investigated the incidence and extent of perineal trauma with respect to a variety of risk factors within the Maternity Unit of Raigmore Hospital, NHS Highland, Inverness, UK, over a 3-week period. The authors also examined utilization of the treatments available within the Maternity Unit by medical staff and midwives, and attempted to establish whether up-to-date written… Expand

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