Maternal Positioning and Occipitoposterior Fetal Position
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01291355|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 13, 2014
The aim of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of a specific maternal position to correct fetal position in occipito-posterior during the labor.
The investigators hypothesize that the maternal position described by the Dr de Gasquet facilitate the rotation in occipito-anterior during the labor.
The calculated sample size is 438 participants (219 in each group)
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Maternal Distress in Labor Persistent Occipitoposterior or Occipitoanterior Position Dystocia Fetal Position and Presentation Abnormalities||Other: Specific maternal position during the labor||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||438 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Maternal Positioning to Correct Occipitoposterior Fetal Position in Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||February 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2014|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2014|
Experimental: Specific maternal position
women allocated to intervention group will be invited to adopt a posture all fours type:"support on the knees, torso tilted forward, back stretched" for a minimum of 10 minutes. A cushion is placed between the legs of the woman to limit the cuts. According to Dr de Gasquet, author of the description of this posture, the effect on the variety of presentation would be almost immediate.
Other: Specific maternal position during the labor
women allocated to intervention group will be invited to adopt a posture all fours type:"support on the knees, torso tilted forward, back stretched" for a minimum of 10 minutes. A cushion is placed between the legs of the woman to limit the cuts.
No Intervention: Control
Not specific intervention for this group- Only usual care
- Fetal presentation after the intervention compare to control group [ Time Frame: One hour after the randomization for the study ]Diagnosis of the fetal presentation will be measured by an ultra-sound one hour after the randomization in both groups: intervention and control
- Maternal comfort and pain sensation [ Time Frame: During the hour after the randomization ]Auto-administrated questionnaire to assess comfort of the maternal position and pain related to the labor, in intervention group and control group
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01291355
|Maternity of University Hospitals|
|Geneva, Switzerland, 1211|
|University Hospitals - Maternity|
|Geneva, Switzerland, 1211|
|Principal Investigator:||Marie-Julia GUITTIER, PhD||University Hospitals of Geneva-Switzerland|