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The birthing chair in the second stage of labour. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1985 Feb;25(1):65-8.

Author(s) :

Liddell HS, Fisher PR.

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Résumé (français)  :

Etude prospective sur 56 primigestes pour évaluer les avantages, les inconvénients et l’acceptabilité de la position verticale pendant le second stade du travail. 37 patientes ont passé le second stade dans une chaise obstétricale en position verticale. 21 étaient en position couchée sur un lit (groupe de contrôle). On n’a pas trouvé de différence pour la durée du second stade ni les difficultés d’accouchement (?) [ease of delivery] entre les deux groupes. Pas de différences détectée en ce qui concerne les conditions du nouveau-né entre les deux groupes. La plupart des patientes qui ont utilisé la chaise obstétricale pensent qu’elle constitue un mode d’accouchement acceptable.

Abstract (English)  :

A prospective study of 56 primigravidas was performed to assess the advantages, disadvantages and acceptability of the upright posture during the second stage of labour. Twenty-seven patients laboured in the second stage in a birthing chair, in an upright position. Twenty-one patients laboured in bed in the recumbent position and acted as controls. No difference could be found in the length of second stage, ease or type of delivery between the 2 groups. No differences were detected in the condition of the neonates between the 2 groups. This birthing chair was found to be an acceptable mode of delivery to most of those patients using it.

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Argument (français) :

Pas de différence entre la chaise obstétricale et le lit concernant la durée du 2° stade, la facilité de l’’accouchement et l’état néonatal. La chaise bien acceptée par les parturientes.

Argument (English):

No difference between obstetric chair and bed regarding duration of stage 2, ease of delivery and neonatal status. The chair is well accepted by the parturients.

Argumento (português):

Nenhuma diferença entre cadeira obstétrica e leito em relação à duração do estágio 2, facilidade de parto e estado neonatal. A cadeira é bem aceita pelas parturientes.

Keywords :

➡ alternative birth ; physiology ; position during labor

Author of this record :

Cécile Loup — 21 Apr 2005
➡ latest update : Bernard Bel — 25 Nov 2018

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