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Keep a record of what happens during labor

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HealthWiki > A Book for Midwives > Chapter 10: Giving good care during labor and birth > Keep a record of what happens during labor

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If you can, write down everything that happens during the labor and birth. Write how often the mother eats, drinks, and urinates. Write down her pulse, temperature, and blood pressure whenever you check it. This record will help you see if the labor is going normally. If you have to bring the woman to a medical center, it will help the doctors understand what happened and why. If you have charts for all of the women you help, you can look them over and find out what made most women’s labors easier or harder and whether they had early signs of problems.

Click here for a print quality version of this record of Labor chart.

a Labor Chart, with space for recording the information listed above.

This page was updated:11 Sep 2019