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Management of normal labour.

  • McIlroy, Louise.
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Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations.


England, 1936.

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1 encoded moving image (7.32 min.) : silent, black and white





Segment 1 The doctor examines the expectant mother's abdomen. The vaginal examination is shown. The second stage of labour begins. Uterine contractions begin. The patient is placed in position ready for delivery. The foetus' head is delivered and the mouth and eyes cleaned. The infant is born and the umbilical cord cut. The third stage of labour begins and the placenta is birthed. An examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations is made. Time start: 00:00:00:00 Time end: 00:07:32:14 Length: 00:07:32:14

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Produced by Dame L. McIlroy

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Copyright previously held by British Medical Association and assigned to Wellcome in 2005

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