This cross-sectional endovaginal ultrasound study compared women with OF caused by prolonged obstructed labor
to women without OF or prolonged obstructed labor
All women presenting to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital (MRRH) maternity ward for delivery or postpartum care were enrolled in a larger prospective cohort study of postpartum infection at MRRH [10, 11] from which a nested substudy of women with obstructed labor
were recruited between April and October 2015.
In the propranolol group, 8 caesarean sections (61.5%) were done for poor progression and 5 (38.5%) for obstructed labor
. In the placebo group, 7 caesarean sections (63.6%) were done for poor progression and 4 (36.4%) for obstructed labor
Her pelvis is too small to allow the baby to pass, and she has at most a traditional birth attendant to help her; her obstructed labor
This text addresses the need to prevent and treat vesico-vaginal fistula, a childbirth injury caused by unrelieved obstructed labor
, in Africa and other less developed countries.
The major direct causes of maternal mortality are hemorrhage, infection, obstructed labor
, eclampsia and complications of unsafe abortion.
Infections, hypertensive disorders, complications of abortion, obstructed labor
or HIV/AIDS are other causes.
Eighty percent of these are maternal deaths due directly to obstetrical factors, and the leading causes in descending order are hemorrhage, infection, eclampsia, and obstructed labor
. Obstructed labor
accounts for 8% of deaths, or 42,000 women, worldwide.
He told me that the woman had been in obstructed labor
for 4 days, her baby had died inside, and she was moribund.
Reasons for these high death rates include eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage, HIV infection, malaria, and obstructed labor
. Obstructed labor
is the result of a girl's pelvis being too small to deliver a fetus.
As Tatlock tells us, Siegemund became "the next best thing to an expert in obstructed labor
and had perfected the techniques of cephalic and podalic version" (3).
Obstetric fistula develops when the blood supply to the tissues of the vagina and the bladder (and/or rectum) is cut off during prolonged obstructed labor
. The tissues die, and a hole forms through which urine and/or feces pass uncontrollably.