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Research Summaries for Normal Birth

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In this column, the author summarizes research studies relevant to normal birth. The studies summarized include a large trial evaluating the effect of prior vaginal births after a cesarean on outcomes in subsequent births; a study linking umbilical cord blood pH with intellectual outcomes in childhood; and a prospective trial evaluating the effect of routine antenatal nonstress testing on maternal anxiety. The author also highlights four articles about normal birth in a recent nursing journal series dedicated to the topic.

Keywords: antepartum fetal surveillance; cesarean section; childbirth education; neonatal academia; normal birth; umbilical cord blood; uterine rupture; vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2008-03-01

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