The vaginal examination during labour. Is it of benefit or harm?

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Show simple item record Dixon, Lesley en_US Foureur, Maralyn en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2011-02-07T06:25:03Z 2011-02-07T06:25:03Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000232 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dixon Lesley and Foureur Maralyn 2010, 'The vaginal examination during labour. Is it of benefit or harm?', New Zealand College of Midwives, vol. 42, no. May 2010, pp. 21-26. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0114-7870 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Giving birth is an important life event and care practices that occur during labour and birth can have a lasting influence on the mother and the family (Beech & Phipps, 2004). The use of regular, routine vaginal examination to assess the progress of labour is one such care practice. There are two ways of viewing the vaginal examination during labour. The first regards the vaginal examination as a physically invasive intervention which can have adverse psychological consequences (Kitzinger, 2005). The second sees vaginal examination as an essential clinical assessment tool that provides the most exact measure of labour progress (Enkin et al., 2000). This paper explores thes two viewpoints in more detail and discusses the benefits versus the harms of undertaking a vaginal examination during labour. Midwives use a variety of skills and observations to assess labour progress. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher New Zealand College of Midwives en_US
dc.title The vaginal examination during labour. Is it of benefit or harm? en_US
dc.parent New Zealand College of Midwives Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 42 en_US
dc.journal.number May 2010 en_US
dc.publocation Auckland, New Zealand en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 21 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 26 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111006 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063069 en_US
dc.personcode 998369 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Midwifery en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Vaginal examination, intervention, physiological labour, labour progress, assessment tool, midwives, partogram en_US
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dc.staffid 998369 en_US

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