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[The Roma birthing wheel: 1 year clinical experience in a specialty hospital] [Article in German]. Gynakol Geburtshilfliche Rundsch. 1998;38(3):158-63.

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Rohrbacher A, Salzer H.

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OBJECTIVE: To test the safety and practicability of spontaneous deliveries with the Roma birthing wheel (RBW).

METHOD: The results of 1 year’s clinical experience (1.12.1995-30.11.1996) with the RBW at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna, were compared with the results of a group of head-first deliveries before procuring the RBW.

RESULTS: Out of 1,555 births, 1,377 (89%) were spontaneous; 209 (15%) women used the RBW. Compared with the figures before the RBW was available, the total duration of labor was reduced by about one third; the birth canal was intact in 44% and the use of painkillers reduced by a range between 8 and 27%.

CONCLUSIONS: In spontaneous births the use of the RBW definitely has advantages, e.g., shortening of the procedure and acceptance on the part of the women; also, safety for both mother and child remains unchanged.

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Argument (français) :

Etude rétrospective sur la roue Roma. La phase 2 du travail est nettement plus courte, le recours aux antalgiques plus faibles, les périnées intacts plus fréquents, sans incidence sur la sécurité de la mère et des bébés.

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➡ evidence-based medicine/midwifery ; position during labor ; physiology ; perineal/vaginal tears

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Cécile Loup — 26 Apr 2005

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