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The effect of maternal position at birth on perineal trauma: A systematic review

Genital tract sepsis is now the leading cause of direct maternal death in the UK, with the incidence rising since 2006 (Cantwell et al, 2011) Perineal trauma can increase the risk of puerperal...

Midwives' approaches to early pushing urge in labour

Early pushing urge (EPU) is defined as the perception of the irresistible urge to push by the labouring woman before full cervical dilatation, confirmed by vaginal examination Although different...

Urinary catheterisation in labour

Care of the bladder in labour is essential to supporting the physiological process of labour A full bladder can often be palpated above the brim of the pelvis, may hinder descent of the presenting...

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