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High-risk labour 

High-risk labour
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High-risk labour
Author(s):

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198754787.003.0021
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date: 14 October 2019

The principles of high-risk labour and the midwifery management are discussed in this chapter. The care of women encountering difficult births is a theme throughout. Issues, such as induction of labour, vaginal birth after a Caesarean section, and instrumental birth, are discussed step by step. New and updated evidence has been used to inform the reader’s practice.

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