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L’utilisation de la ventouse par les sages-femmes

Abstract : Introduction The vacuum extractor is an instrument which can be useful during delivery in certain situations. However, midwives are not permitted to use it in France, as opposed to other countries. In this study, we have asked ourselves what midwives think of adding this technique to their profession. We have hypothesized that they would be favorable to this idea, in very precise circumstances that could be defined as physiological, or if a physician is unavailable, according to the type of maternity or its organization and that certain advantages could arise from this practice. Research methods We have undertaken a qualitative study and conducted 17 individual, semi-directive interviews with midwives from type IIB and type III maternity wards in the Paris Region and in the provinces, as well as midwives which we have contacted independently. These interviews were led between June and October 2019. Results Throughout our study we have found that a majority of the midwives we have interviewed were open to using the vacuum extractor, in certain circumstances. Most of them see themselves using it in a context which can be qualified is physiological. But a fair number of them would rather consider using it in emergency situations, to reduce the delay in taking action. We have also found that, according to them, the physician’s unavailability would be an important factor in their use of the vacuum extractor, especially in type I maternity wards, as to reduce any delay in care. Other benefits to using the vacuum extractor were found. Midwives especially mentioned an advantage to this practice regarding the patient’s experience during the delivery as well as the care given to both mother and child.
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Julia Perazio. L’utilisation de la ventouse par les sages-femmes. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2020. ⟨dumas-03228568⟩



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