Intervention Protocol

Perineal dilators for facilitating the second stage of labour

  1. G Justus Hofmeyr1,*,
  2. Natalia Novikova2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 14 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010197


How to Cite

Hofmeyr GJ, Novikova N. Perineal dilators for facilitating the second stage of labour (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD010197. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010197.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

  2. 2

    Walter Sisulu University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, East London, South Africa

*G Justus Hofmeyr, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East London Hospital Complex, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Fort Hare, Eastern Cape Department of Health, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals, Private Bag X 9047, East London, Eastern Cape, 5200, South Africa. justhof@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 14 NOV 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

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

To determine, from the best available evidence, the effectiveness and adverse effects of use of a perineal dilation device during pregnancy or labour, or both; and to compare alternative methods of perineal dilation.