Effects of episiotomy on bonding and mothers' health


Karacam Z., Eroglu K.

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, vol.43, no.4, pp.384-394, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2003.02727.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.384-394

Abstract

Background. Historically, episiotomy has been carried out during labour to facilitate delivery, shorten the duration of the second stage and prevent spontaneous lacerations. However, recent studies of episiotomy have recommended that it be carried out only when necessary. In Turkey, midwives are authorized to perform episiotomy.