Sexual and reproductive health

WHO recommendations for augmentation of labour

World Health Organization

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Publication details

Number of pages: 57
Publication date: May 2014
Languages: English, Spanish
Price: CHF 20.00 / US$ 24.00 - Developing countries: CHF 14.00
ISBN: 978 92 4 150736 3


Optimizing outcomes for women in labour at the global level requires evidence-based guidance of health workers to improve care through appropriate patient selection and use of effective interventions. In this regard, WHO published recommendations for induction of labour in 2011.

The goal of the present guideline is to consolidate the guidance for effective interventions that are needed to reduce the global burden of prolonged labour and its consequences. The primary target audience includes health professionals responsible for developing national and local health protocols and policies, as well as obstetricians, midwives, nurses, general medical practitioners, managers of maternal and child health programmes, and public health policy-makers in all settings.

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