2021 MCME TOTW – Management of Precipitous Delivery

TOTW: Management of Precipitous Delivery
Posted on: September 29th, 2021

TOTW: Determining the Frequency of Contractions

From the Emergency Child Birth online module:

Precipitous Delivery = Birth of a newborn within 3 hours of commencement of regular contractions.


Managing a precipitous delivery: Guard the perineum with one hand by putting direct pressure and with the other hand we control delivery of the head so it doesn’t come out as forcefully. Remember to keep the fingers straddled around the fontanels and exert some gentle pressure to avoid a rapid delivery.

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