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Walthamstow 1936

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Walthamstow]

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FORCEPS DELIVERY.
Forceps were applied 36 times when the vertex was presenting;
details of each case are given in the following tables. Number of
stillbirths and infant deaths, 5.
Foetal mortality, 13.6 per cent.
Maternal mortality, nil.
Forceps rate for all cases, 5.4 per cent.

Analysis of Forceps Cases.

Number of Cases.
Primiparae,Multiparae. Allcases
Prolonged second stage10212
Delay in second stage77
Persistent occipito-posterior
position10313
Prolapse of cord11
Maternal distress11
Cardiac disease1I
Inertia11
Totals29736
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