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An audit was completed by an NHS trust to determine the rate of perineal trauma amongst vaginal births and to assess the rate of perineal wound infections. The audit results confirmed a higher than average rate of perineal wound infections amongst women who had an instr... View more
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RCM (2012). Evidence based guidelines for midwifery-led care in labour: suturing the perineum, London: RCM.