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Amniotomy for shortening spontaneous labour

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Amniotomy for shortening spontaneous labour
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, June 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006167.pub4
Pubmed ID

Smyth, Rebecca MD, Markham, Carolyn, Dowswell, Therese


Intentional artificial rupture of the amniotic membranes during labour, sometimes called amniotomy or 'breaking of the waters', is one of the most commonly performed procedures in modern obstetric and midwifery practice. The primary aim of amniotomy is to speed up contractions and, therefore, shorten the length of labour. However, there are concerns regarding unintended adverse effects on the woman and baby.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 210 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 1 <1%
Student > Bachelor 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unspecified 1 <1%
Unknown 206 98%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 1 <1%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 <1%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 <1%
Engineering 1 <1%
Unknown 206 98%