Promoting normality in the management of the perineum during the second stage of labour

Emma Moore, Carolyn Moorhead

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Abstract

The management of the perineum during birth has multiple long-term effects on women and their families. The midwife has a key role to play and often the techniques they employ vary significantly, as does their justification of these practices. This article seeks to examine current evidence to explore what is known to contribute to lower perineal trauma rates and what practices should be avoided to protect childbearing women. The conclusions drawn show that the updating of
practice and antenatal education may be required so that woman are given the information they need to make an informed choice as to what they want for their own body, child and experience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-620
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume21
Issue number9
Early online date27 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • normality
  • perineum
  • second stage

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