Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between the incidence of occiput posterior fetal position at birth to maternal labor positions in patients with epidurals
by Lape, Lorie A., M.S.N., Northern Kentucky University, 2011, 50; 1493994
Abstract (Summary)

The literature regarding the cause of occiput posterior fetal position is controversial. Regardless of the etiology, delivery of an infant in the occiput posterior position has potential dangers for mother and child. While there is increasing use of epidural analgesia in the United States, the literature is lacking on interventions to facilitate rotation of malpositioned fetuses in women with epidurals. This study used physical theory to explore the relationship between maternal positions in labor and fetal position at delivery using a retrospective chart review. Results of this research study showed that those who used many different maternal positions in labor delivered occiput anterior more frequently.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ossege, Julianne
Commitee: Rust, Christina
School: Northern Kentucky University
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- Kentucky
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Medicine, Nursing
Keywords: Epidural, Maternal positioning, Occiput posterior
Publication Number: 1493994
ISBN: 9781124677521
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