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- •Why was this study conducted? The second stage of labor requires maternal involvement and participation but most patients do not prepare for this during pregnancy. Given the many barriers to receiving childbirth education, there is a need for innovative labor education modalities. We investigated the effect of intrapartum pushing education on second stage duration.
- •What are the key findings? Intrapartum video education was not associated with a shorter second stage but was associated with improved maternal comfort during delivery.
- •What does this study add to what is already known? Intrapartum video education was identified as an underutilized time to deploy educational material and has the potential to improve patient satisfaction.
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Study was conducted in Saint Louis, Missouri. USA.
Disclosures: The authors report no financial conflict of interest.
Funding: The study was funded by the L.A.B Award from the Washington University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Clinical Research.
Dr. Raghuraman is supported by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number K23HD098315 and the Doris Duke Foundation.
Clinical Trials Registration
Date of Registration: January 23rd, 2021
Date the first patient was enrolled: March 5th, 2021
Clinical trial identification number: NCT04766099
URL of registration site: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04766099
Data sharing: Individual participant data is stored in a REDCap database and is available for sharing for all parties interested in conducting secondary analyses. All de-identified patient data and outcomes will be shared. In addition, the study protocol and data dictionary will also be shared. Data will be available upon final publication.
The data included will be presented as an Oral Presentation as Abstract #36 the 43rd Annual Pregnancy Meeting, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, February 10th, 2023.
Tweetable statement: Video instruction for pushing in the second stage was not associated with a shorter second stage but was associated with improved maternal comfort.