Biomedical Research

- Biomedical Research (2010) Volume 21, Issue 3

Age old practice of Uterine Fundal Pressure in Labor - more risky than beneficial

The main objective of this study was to identify any advantage of uterine fundal pressure manouvre in vaginal delivery and to evaluate its obstetrical outcomes. The primary aim of decreasing the duration of the second stage of labour could not be substantiated; rather this manouvre itself was associated with risks. Significant findings noted with such practice were one case each of retained placenta and bladder atonicity besides increased evidence of maternal exhaustion in this group and such observations were not observed in the earlier studies.

Author(s): Rajiv Mahendru, Savita Malik, Tina Anand

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