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02 August 2017

Volume 25 | Issue 8

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Does extending time limits in the second stage of labour compromise maternal and neonatal outcomes?

The second stage of labour is defined as full cervical dilation until delivery of the baby In fact, it is so much more The woman embodies both physical strength and emotional vulnerability as with each push she journeys closer to the life changing rite of passage that is motherhood Labour has long been conceptualised into stages with measurements and time limits In 1954, EA Friedman devised the partograph, enabling women's labours to be managed with time constraints and boundaries

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