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Perineal trauma

Diagnosis, management and training in perineal trauma: a national survey of UK midwives

This was a descriptive, cross-sectional study conducted in collaboration with a team in the USA. A revised version of a validated and published survey on experience and training in obstetric tears was...

Clinical practice: Perineal suturing

It is estimated that 1 000 women per day will experience perineal suturing following vaginal birth in the UK alone (Kettle et al, 2010) The aim of suturing perineal trauma is to achieve haemostasis,...

Episiotomy and women's sexual function 2–5 years after childbirth: A study from the Czech Republic

The birth of a baby brings a range of phy sical, emotional and social changes A woman's sexual life is also changed (Nyström and Ohrling, 2004) Various researchers have explored how childbirth affects...

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...

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