Table 1

Interventions to prevent intrapartum stillbirth reviewed in this paper

• Instrumental delivery (vacuum and forceps-assisted)

• Emergency obstetric care, including Caesarean section

• Induction of labour versus expectant management

• Drugs for cervical ripening and induction of labour

• Planned Caesarean section for breech presentation

• Magnesium sulphate for treatment of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia or pre-term labour

• Maternal hyperoxygenation for suspected impaired fetal growth

• Amnioinfusion


Darmstadt et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9(Suppl 1):S6   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-S1-S6

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