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close this bookPreventing Prolonged Labour II (WHO - OMS, 1994, 42 p.)
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1. Philpott RH, Castle WM. Cervicographs in the management of labour in primigravidae. I. The alert line for detecting abnormal labour. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Commonwealth, 1972, 79: 592-598.

2. Philpott RH, Sapire KE, Axton JHM. Normal labour and its management. In: Obstetrics, Family Planning and Paediatrics. Natal Witness (Pty) Ltd, 1977:61.


Figure Annex 1

This aid cutout to be reproduced in plywood is a useful tool in the practice of accurate measuring of dilatation. It may be hung in the labour ward for use by staff and students.

Safe Motherhood Resource list

Abortion: A tabulation of available data on the frequency and mortality of unsafe abortion. WHO/FHE/MSM/93.13

Antenatal care and maternal health: How effective is it? A review of the evidence. WHO/MSM/92.4. Available in English and French. Sw fr 15; in developing countries Sw fr 10.50.

Coverage of maternity care: A tabulation of available information (third edition). WHO/FHE/MSM/93.7.

Detecting pre-eclampsia: A practical guide - Using and maintaining blood pressure equipment WHO/MCH/MSM/92.3.

Essential elements of obstetric care at first referral level. WHO 1991. ISBN 92 4 1544244. Sw fr 14 or US$ 12.60; in developing countries US$ 9.80. Order number 1150364. Available in English. French and Spanish in preparation.

Guidelines for introducing simple delivery kits at the community level. MCH/87.4, Available in English. French and Arabic in preparation.

Human resource development for maternal health and safe motherhood: Report of a Task Force Meeting, April 1990. WHO/HRD/90.1.

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: Report of the WHO/MCH Interregional Collaborative Study, February 1991. WHO/MCH/91.4.

Maternal and perinatal infections: Report of a WHO Consultation. WHO/MCH/91.10.

Maternal mortality: A global factbook. Carla AbouZahr and Erica Royston. ISBN 92 4 159001 7 Sw fr 50; in developing countries Sw fr 35.

Maternal mortality: Ratios and rates - A tabulation of available information (third edition). WHO/MCH/MSM/91.6. This edition includes WHO'S regional estimates.

Measuring reproductive morbidity: Report of a technical working group, August 1989. WHO/MCH/90.4.

Midwifery education: Action for Safe Motherhood - Report of a collaborative pre-congress workshop, Kobe, Japan, October 1990. WHO/UNICEF/International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). WHO/MCH/91.3.

New estimates of maternal mortality. Reprint from WHO Weekly Epidemio-logical Record. No. 47,1991, pp. 345-348.

Obstetric and contraceptive surgery at the district hospital: A practical guide. WHO/MCH/MSM/92.8, Available in English. French in preparation.

Obstetric Fistulae: A review of available information. WHO/MCH/MSM/91.5. Available in English and French.

Preventing maternal deaths. Edited by Erica Royston and Sue Armstrong, WHO 1989. ISBN 92 4 1542497. Price Sw fr 11; in developing countries Sw fr 7.70. Available in English and French. Spanish in preparation.

Social and cultural issues in human resources development for maternal health and safe mother-hood: Report of a working group meeting, Stockholm, 30-31 May 1991. WHO/MCH/MSM/91.4.

Unless otherwise stated, all the above materials are available free of charge from:
World Health Organization,
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.
Tel 41 22 7912111,
Fax 41 22 791 0746; Telex 27821

Studying maternal mortality in developing countries: Rates and causes: A guidebook. WHO/FHE/87,7. Available in English, French and Spanish.

Home-based maternal records: Guidelines for development, adaptation, and evaluation. WHO 1994 ISBN 92 4 154464 3 Sw fr 20; in developing countries Sw fr 14, Available in English and French.

The prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage: Report of a technical working group, July 1989. WHO/MCH/90.7.

The prevention and treatment of obstetric fistulae: Report of a technical working group, April 1989. WHO/FHE/89.5.

The risks to women of pregnancy and childbearing in adolescence: A selected annotated bibliography. 1989. WHO/MCH/89.5.

The role of women's organizations in primary health care with special reference to maternal and child health including family planning. WHO/FHE/WHD/88.1

Women's Groups, NGOs and Safe Motherhood. WHO/FHE/MSM/92.3

Women's health and safe motherhood: The role of the obstetrician and gynaecologist - Report of a WHO/FIGO workshop prior to the FIGO congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1989. WHO/MCH/89.3.

Women's health and the midwife: A global perspective - Report of a WHO/UNICEF/International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) workshop prior to ICM congress in The Hague, The Netherlands in August 1987. WHO/MCH/87.5.