Date Published

September 29, 2021

Updated For

ALS PCS Version 5.2


From the Emergency Child Birth online module:

Precipitous Delivery = Birth of a newborn within 3 hours of commencement of regular contractions.


Managing a precipitous delivery: Guard the perineum with one hand by putting direct pressure and with the other hand we control delivery of the head so it doesn’t come out as forcefully. Remember to keep the fingers straddled around the fontanels and exert some gentle pressure to avoid a rapid delivery.


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