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Perineal dilators for facilitating the second stage of labour

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • G Justus Hofmeyr,

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    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
    • 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.

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  • Natalia Novikova

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

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