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Vaginal birth

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,...

Propess versus Prostin: There is an alternative way to induce labour

Induction of labour is a relatively common procedure worldwide, which is used for approximately 20% of pregnancies (NICE 2008) For over 50 years, prostaglandins have been the pharmaceutical method of...

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...

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