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Master Thesis

L'accouchement dans l'eau

Abstract : Objective: Evaluate the benefits and the risks for the waterbirth. Methods: It’s a retrospective and unicentric study, type control vs experimental, with a collection of data on folders between 2008 and 2014. We compared women who had a waterbirth (experimental group, n = 333) with those who gave birth on land with or without epidural (control group, n = 345). Results and conclusion: There was a significant decrease of the total labor duration between the waterbirth and the “on land” birth with or without epidural. There was also a reduction of the medical interventions in the water and the land groups without epidural (p<0.0001). We observed a decrease of the episotomys in the water group compared to the 2 others (p<0.0001). The postpartum hemorrhage rate was similar. The Apgar score, the resuscitation ratios and the neonatal infection ratios were similar but the pH were higher in the water compared to the epidural group (p<0.0001). The waterbirth had benefits for the mother and the new born without increasing the risks.
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Julie Anselmi. L'accouchement dans l'eau. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2015. ⟨dumas-01218621⟩



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