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Intervention Protocol

Amniotomy for shortening spontaneous labour

  1. R Smyth,
  2. SK Alldred,
  3. C Markham

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 24 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006167


How to Cite

Smyth R, Alldred SK, Markham C. Amniotomy for shortening spontaneous labour (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006167. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006167.

Author Information

*Ms Rebecca Smyth, Research Midwife, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS, UK. rsmyth@liverpool.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 JAN 2007

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effectiveness and safety of amniotomy alone for (1) routinely shortening all labours that start spontaneously and (2) shortening labours that have started spontaneously, but have become prolonged.