TITLE

Swept away!

PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Australian Parents;Aug/Sep2006, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the technique aimed to helped pregnant women who are overdue avoid painful medical induction and the risks of having a caesarean. The technique is known as sweeping the membranes which involves the midwife or doctor conducting a vaginal examination and using a finger run around the inside of the woman's cervix, gently separating the membranes from the lower part of the uterus causing the release of the hormone prostaglandin.
ACCESSION #
22234401

 

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