Prevalence and contributing factors of severe perineal damage following episiotomy-assisted vaginal delivery.

OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to investigate the risk factors of third- and fourth-degree lacerations following vaginal deliveries in Taiwanese women, and to offer clinical guidance for the reduction of severe perineal lacerations. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1879 women who underwent vaginal deliveries assisted by midline episiotomy at a… CONTINUE READING