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Intrapartum Care: Care of Healthy Women and Their Babies During Childbirth.

Editors

National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK).

Source

London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK); 2014 Dec.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: Clinical Guidelines .

Excerpt

The guideline is intended to cover the care of healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies entering labour at low risk of developing intrapartum complications. In addition, recommendations are included that address the care of women who start labour as ‘low risk’ but who go on to develop complications. These include the care of women with prelabour rupture of membranes at term, care of the woman and baby when meconium is present, indications for continuous cardiotocography, interpretation of cardiotocography traces, and management of retained placenta and postpartum haemorrhage. Aspects of intrapartum care for women at risk of developing intrapartum complications are covered by a range of guidelines on specific conditions (see section 1.8) and a further guideline is planned on intrapartum care of women ‘at high risk’ of complications during pregnancy and the intrapartum period.

Copyright © 2014 National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health.

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