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Checklist improves essential childbirth care practices

Implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Safe Childbirth Checklist program during childbirth led to improvement in the delivery of essential care practices, according to a prospective pilot study conducted at a sub-district level birth center in Karnataka, India. Currently, the infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births in India… 

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Upright position in second stage of labor without epidural may improve outcomes

Women who maintained an upright position, such as sitting, kneeling, and squatting with or without aid, experienced a nonsignificant decrease in the length of labor, the need for an episiotomy, and the need for an assisted delivery, as compared with women who adopted a supine position, according to a Cochrane… 

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Oral misoprostol is as effective as intravenous oxytocin in labor augmentation

Oral misoprostol is an effective agent to augment labor compared with intravenous oxytocin, according to a study published recently in Obstetrics & Gynecology. India has the largest number of births per year in the world, 27 million, with greater than 60% occurring at home, according to the World Health Organization…. 

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