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Randomised trial comparing the upright and supine positions for the second stage of labour. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1997 May;104(5):567-71.

Author(s) :

de Jong PR, Johanson RB, Baxen P, Adrians VD, van der Westhuisen S, Jones PW.

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Résumé (français)  :

Essai clinique randomisé (RCT)à Cape Town en Afrique du Sud, dans une maternité tenue par des sages-femme [midwife base maternity unit].

Objectifs : évaluer les effets néonatals et sur la mère des positions verticales comparées aux positions allongées pendant l’accouchement.

Participants : 570 femmes à bas risque obstétrical qui accouchent [at the nursing home].

Résultats : l’étude montre que les femmes qui ont adopté une position verticale ont eu moins de douleurs, de traumatismes périnéaux et d’épisiotomies que celles qui ont accouché allongées.

Abstract (English)  :

OBJECTIVE: To assess the maternal and neonatal effects of upright compared with recumbent positions during delivery, in terms of defined outcome variables.

DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial.

SETTING: St Monica’s Nursing Home, a midwife based maternity unit in Cape Town, South Africa.
PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred and seventeen women of low obstetrical risk assigned to deliver at the nursing home.

RESULTS: The trial showed that women who adopted the upright posture for delivery experienced less pain. perineal trauma and fewer episiotomies than those who delivered in the supine position.

CONCLUSION: The data suggest that in women of low obstetrical risk, choice of posture during delivery may be encouraged.

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Argument (français) :

Le choix de la posture devrait être encouragé dans les accouchements à faible risque. Etude prise en compte dans la méta-analyse De Jonge 2004 (fiche AFAR 1122) dans celle de Vendittelli 1998 (Fiche AFAR 2042) et dans la revue Cochrane de Nikodem (2000)

Argument (English):

The data suggest that in women of low obstetrical risk, choice of posture during delivery may be encouraged.

Argumento (português):

A escolha da postura deve ser encorajada em partos de baixo risco. Estudo levado em conta na meta-análise De Jonge 2004 (AFAR 1122) no Vendittelli 1998 (AFAR 2042) e na revisão de Nikodem Cochrane (2000)

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Keywords :

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

Author of this record :

Cécile Loup — 01 Apr 2005
➡ latest update : Bernard Bel — 28 Oct 2018

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