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second stage of labor

Yu-Ching Lin, Meei-Ling Gau, Ghi-Hwei Kao, Hung-Chang Lee
BACKGROUND: The physical positions that are adopted by women during childbirth significantly impact their childbirth outcomes and experiences. Literature studies have associated using a squatting position with reduced childbirth pain and increased comfort and pushing efficiency. However, the major disadvantage of the squatting position is that women may lack the muscular fitness and stamina necessary to sustain this position for a long period. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the pushing experiences and birth outcomes of three different pushing positions during the second stage of labor...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
F Bellussi, L Alcamisi, G Guizzardi, D Parma, G Pilu
OBJECTIVES: to investigate the usefulness of visual biofeedback by transperineal ultrasound to improve the pushing coaching during the active second stage of labor in nulliparous women. METHODS: a randomized controlled trial of low risk nulliparous women in the active second stage of labor. Patients were allocated either to coaching aided by visual demonstration of the progress of the fetal head by transperineal ultrasound (sonographic coaching, Group A) or to classical coaching (Group B)...
March 13, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Ruben Barakat, Evelia Franco, María Perales, Carmina López, Michelle F Mottola
OBJECTIVE: to examine the influence of an exercise program throughout pregnancy on the duration of labor in healthy pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized clinical trial was used (Identifier: NCT02109588). In all, 508 healthy pregnant women were randomly assigned between 9 and 11 weeks of gestation to either a Control Group (CG, N = 253) or an Exercise Group (EG, N = 255). A moderate aerobic exercise program throughout pregnancy (three weekly sessions) was used as the intervention...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Joshua I Rosenbloom, Methodius G Tuuli, Molly J Stout, Omar M Young, Candice L Woolfolk, Julia D López, George A Macones, Alison G Cahill
OBJECTIVE:  To determine the factors associated with severe maternal morbidity in a modern cohort of women laboring at term and to create a prediction model. STUDY DESIGN:  This is a retrospective cohort study of all term, laboring patients with live births at a single tertiary care center from 2004 to 2014. The primary outcome was composite maternal morbidity including organ failure, amniotic fluid embolism, anesthesia complications, sepsis, shock, thrombotic events, transfusion, or hysterectomy...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
Sepideh Hamdamian, Soheila Nazarpour, Masoumeh Simbar, Sepideh Hajian, Faraz Mojab, Atefeh Talebi
BACKGROUND: Reducing labor pain and anxiety is one of the most important goals of maternity care. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the effects of aromatherapy with Rosa damascena on pain and anxiety in the first stage of labor among nulliparous women. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS: This was a randomized clinical trial of 110 nulliparous women. The eligible participants were randomly assigned to two groups of aromatherapy and control in an Iranian maternity hospital...
March 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
Bertrand Gachon, Marion Desgranges, Laetitia Fradet, Arnaud Decatoire, Florian Poireault, Fabrice Pierre, Xavier Fritel, David Desseauve
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Increased ligamentous laxity is associated with pelvic floor distension in pregnant women. This considered, it may also be related to the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI). Our objective was to assess the association among increased ligamentous laxity, perineal tear severity, and OASI occurrence. METHODS: This is a prospective study. We assessed ligamentous laxity between the 36th week of pregnancy and the onset of labor, by measuring the passive extension of the nondominant index finger for a 0...
March 7, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Ahmed M Maged, Ehab M Soliman, Ali A Abdellatif, Mohamed Nabil, Omar I Said, Mohamed N Mohesen, Ayman N Raslan, Sahar M Y Elbaradie
BACKGROUND: Fetal head attitude has a substantial impact on labor progress and outcome. Fetal head deflexion is basically diagnosed by digital vaginal examination during labor. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of the fetal occiput-spine angle (OSA) measured through transabdominal ultrasound during the first stage of labor on the progress and outcome of labor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study conducted on 400 women with term uncomplicated singleton pregnancy with occipitoanterior position during active labor...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Chloé Barasinski, Anne Debost-Legrand, Didier Lemery, Françoise Vendittelli
OBJECTIVE: the principal objective of our study was to describe the practices reported by French midwives during the active second stage of labor (expulsion phase). DESIGN: this cross-sectional Internet survey questioned French midwives who attended at least one childbirth in 2013. SETTING: this open survey was posted on a website from June 15 through December 1, 2014. PARTICIPANTS: 1496 midwives from 377 maternity units participated in the study...
February 8, 2018: Midwifery
Caterina Pizzicaroli, Carlotta Montagnoli, Ilaria Simonelli, Maria Grazia Frigo, Herbert Valensise, Mario Filippo Segatore, Giovanni Larciprete
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the progression and rotation of the fetal head during the second stage of labor using translabial ultrasound and to compare ultrasonographic data obtained in nulliparous women both receiving and not receiving neuraxial analgesia. METHODS: The 49 patients enrolled in the study were divided into two groups according to receiving or not receiving neuraxial analgesia. Every half hour from full dilation to delivery, the ultrasonographic translabial parameters of Angle of Progression, Head Symphysis Distance, and Midline Angle were obtained and recorded by a single operator...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
Xingle Long, Yushen Luo, Chao Wu, Jijian Zhang
In China, agriculture produces the greatest chemical oxygen demand (COD) emissions in wastewater and the most methane (CH4 ) emissions. It is imperative that agricultural pollution in China be reduced. This study investigated the influencing factors of the CO2 emission intensity of Chinese agriculture from 1997 to 2014. We analyzed the influencing factors of the CO2 emission intensity through the first-stage least-square regression. We also analyzed determinants of innovation through the second-stage least-square regression...
February 27, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Dana Vitner, Inna Bleicher, Eyal Levy, Ronen Sloma, Einav Kadour-Peero, Yossi Bart, Shlomi Sagi, Amir Aviram, Ron Gonen
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare maternal morbidity and mortality of cesarean sections (CS) in the second versus first stage of labor. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of all CS at a single, university-affiliated medical center, between January 2010 and December 2014. Eligibility was limited to term, singleton pregnancies with cephalic presentation. Maternal outcomes of second-stage CS were compared to those of first-stage CS. The primary outcome was defined as estimated blood loss >1000 ml...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Mark P Hehir, Dwight J Rouse, Russell S Miller, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E DʼAlton, Alexander M Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To characterize probabilities of vaginal delivery based on second-stage duration along with maternal and neonatal risks for women undergoing labor after cesarean delivery. METHODS: This unplanned secondary analysis of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Cesarean Registry, a prospective observational cohort, assessed outcomes in women with a prior uterine scar and included women with a previous cesarean delivery without prior vaginal delivery who reached the second stage of labor...
March 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Monjoy Saha, Chandan Chakraborty, Daniel Racoceanu
Mitosis detection is one of the critical factors of cancer prognosis, carrying significant diagnostic information required for breast cancer grading. It provides vital clues to estimate the aggressiveness and the proliferation rate of the tumour. The manual mitosis quantification from whole slide images is a very labor-intensive and challenging task. The aim of this study is to propose a supervised model to detect mitosis signature from breast histopathology WSI images. The model has been designed using deep learning architecture with handcrafted features...
December 16, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
Gil Zeevi, Dan Tirosh, Joel Baron, Maayan Yitshak Sade, Adi Segal, Reli Hershkovitz
OBJECTIVE: To (a) evaluate the risk for placenta accreta following primary cesarean section (CS), in regard to the stage of labor, the cesarean section was taken (elective prelabor vs. unplanned during labor); and (b) investigate whether the association between placenta accreta and maternal and neonatal complications is modified by the type of the primary CS. STUDY DESIGN: In a population-based retrospective cohort study, we included all singleton deliveries occurred in Soroka University Medical Center between 1991 and 2015, of women who had a history of a single CS...
February 5, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Malin Edqvist, Ingela Rådestad, Ingela Lundgren, Margareta Mollberg, Helena Lindgren
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March 2018: Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare: Official Journal of the Swedish Association of Midwives
Guy J J Warmerdam, Rik Vullings, Judith O E H Van Laar, M Beatrijs Van der Hout-Van der Jagt, Jan W M Bergmans, Lars Schmitt, S Guid Oei
Monitoring of the fetal condition during labor is currently performed by cardiotocography (CTG). Despite the use of CTG in clinical practice, CTG interpretation suffers from a high inter- and intra-observer variability and a low specificity. In addition to CTG, analysis of fetal heart rate variability (HRV) has been shown to provide information on fetal distress. However, fetal HRV can be strongly influenced by uterine contractions, particularly during the second stage of labor. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine if distinguishing contractions from rest periods can improve the detection rate of HRV features for fetal distress during the second stage of labor...
January 19, 2018: Physiological Measurement
Fatemeh Najafi, Molouk Jaafarpour, Kourosh Sayehmiri, Javaher Khajavikhan
Background: In this study, the effects of SP6 and LI4 acupressure on the pain severity and length of labor are examined. Materials and Methods: This systematic review and meta-analysis study was performed on articles published in 2004-2015. The articles, published in the English and Farsi languages, related to the effects of acupressure on the SP6 and LI4 points on the length and pain severity of labor. Data were collected by searching medical databases, including PubMed, ISI, MagIran, Google Scholar, Iran Medex, SID, Irandoc, and EMBASE, for relevant material...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Olga Ramm, Victoria G Woo, Yun-Yi Hung, Hsuan-Chih Chen, Miranda L Ritterman Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the rate of obstetric anal sphincter injuries and identify key risk factors of obstetric anal sphincter injuries, including duration of the second stage of labor. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all singleton, term, cephalic vaginal deliveries within Kaiser Permanente Northern California between January 2013 and December 2014 (N=22,741). Incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injuries, defined as third- or fourth-degree perineal lacerations, was the primary outcome...
February 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Katherine L Grantz, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Ling Ma, Stefanie Hinkle, Vincenzo Berghella, Matthew K Hoffman, Uma M Reddy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the morbidity associated with continuing the second-stage duration of labor, weighing the probability of spontaneous vaginal birth without morbidity compared with birth with serious maternal or neonatal complications. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort, we analyzed singleton, vertex births at 36 weeks of gestation or greater without prior cesarean delivery (n=43,810 nulliparous and 59,605 multiparous women). We calculated rates of spontaneous vaginal birth and composite serious maternal or neonatal complications...
February 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Michal Lipschuetz, Sarah M Cohen, Ariel Israel, Joel Baron, Shay Porat, Dan V Valsky, Oren Yagel, Doron Kabiri, Yinon Gilboa, Eyal Sivan, Ron Unger, Eyal Schiff, Reli Hershkovitz, Simcha Yagel
BACKGROUND: Persistently high rates of cesarean deliveries are cause for concern for physicians, patients, and health systems. Prelabor assessment might be refined by identifying factors that help predict an individual patient's risk of cesarean delivery. Such factors may contribute to patient safety and satisfaction as well as health system planning and resource allocation. In an earlier study, neonatal head circumference was shown to be more strongly associated with delivery mode and other outcome measures, than neonatal birth weight...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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