News: ACOG 2008 Meeting Highlights: Reducing the need for episiotomy

Article

Applying a lubricant to the perineum can reduce the need for an episiotomy.

Applying a lubricant to the perineum can significantly reduce the need for an episiotomy among multiparous women and decrease the severity of perineal lacerations in primiparous women, suggests this poster presentation from the ACOG 2008 annual meeting.

To reach that conclusion, researchers from New York University Medical Center studied 120 women with singleton pregnancies in cephalic presentation, dividing them into three groups: (1) no intervention, (2) 6 g of Surgilube (Fougera, Melville, NY) applied to the perineum, or (3) saline applied to the same area. The severity of lacerations was less among primiparous patients on the lubricant, when compared to saline (P=.03). Similarly, in multiparous patients there was a significant difference in episiotomy rates (P=.013).

Most O. Effect of perineal lubrication on laceration severity and episiotomy rate. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;111(April Suppl): 35S-36S.

Related Videos
Why doxycycline PEP lacks clinical data for STI prevention in women
The importance of nipocalimab’s FTD against FNAIT | Image Credit:  linkedin.com
Enhancing cervical cancer management with dual stain | Image Credit: linkedin.com
Fertility treatment challenges for Muslim women during fasting holidays | Image Credit: rmanetwork.com
Understanding the impact of STIs on young adults | Image Credit: providers.ucsd.edu.
CDC estimates of maternal mortality found overestimated | Image Credit: rwjms.rutgers.edu.
Study unveils maternal mortality tracking trends | Image Credit: obhg.com
How Harmonia Healthcare is revolutionizing hyperemesis gravidarum care | Image Credit: hyperemesis.org
Unveiling gender disparities in medicine | Image Credit:  findcare.ahn.org.
Exploring the intersection of heart health and women's health | Image Credit: cedars-sinai.org
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.