Clinical Trial

Use of perineal warm compresses during the second stage of labor for reducing obstetric anal sphincter injuries and perineal pain in the postpartum period: Randomized controlled trial

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Study Purpose

The primary objective of this randomized controlled trial is to assess the use of perineal warm compresses at DHR-WH during the late second stage of labor, during active maternal pushing, to determine if it is more efficacious than standard care in reducing third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations.


Principal Investigator Jennifer Salcedo, MD
Type of Trial Prospective/ Interventional