Article

Using the Purple Line to Assess Labour Progress

Citation

Shepherd A & Cheyne H (2021) Using the Purple Line to Assess Labour Progress. Practising Midwife, 24 (2), pp. 22-23.

Abstract
First paragraph: Vaginal examination (VE) is one of the most commonly performed procedures in maternity care, routinely carried out on admission to the labour ward or birth unit. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends offering a VE to confirm established labour and every four hours during established first stage of labour. In our study, we found that women experienced on average three VEs (and up to seven) during their labour.

Journal
Practising Midwife: Volume 24, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date28/02/2021
Publication date online28/02/2021
Date accepted by journal11/01/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32325
ISSN1461-3123