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Intrapartum procedures and complications 

Intrapartum procedures and complications
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Intrapartum procedures and complications
Author(s):

Stergios K. Doumouchtsis

, and S. Arulkumaran

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651382.003.0005
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter discusses the diagnosis of labour, and describes what to do in the case of cord prolapse, abnormal fetal heart rate patterns in labour, continuous abdominal pain in labour, instrumental delivery for fetal distress in the second stage of labour, shoulder dystocia, acute tocolysis, symphysiotomy and destructive operations, along with twin delivery, breech delivery, abnormal lie or presentation in labour, and anaesthetic complications on the labour ward.

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