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Intrapartum care

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Guidance ID NICE 'do not do' recommendation Interventions
CG55 Acupuncture, acupressure and hypnosis should not be provided, but women who wish to use these techniques should not be prevented from doing so. acupuncture, acupressure and hypnosis
CG55 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) should not be offered to women in established labour transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
CG55 Oxytocin should not be used as a matter of routine in the second stage of labour for women with regional analgesia. oxytocin
CG55 The package known as active management of labour (one-to-one continuous support; strict definition of established labour; early routine amniotomy; routine 2-hourly vaginal examination; oxytocin if labour becomes slow) should not be offered routinely. active management of labour (one-to-one continuous support; strict definition of established labour; early routine amniotomy; routine 2-hourly vaginal examination; oxytocin if labour becomes slow)
CG55 In normally progressing labour, amniotomy should not be performed routinely. amniotomy
CG55 Combined early amniotomy with use of oxytocin should not be used routinely. amniotomy
CG55 Perineal massage should not be performed by healthcare professionals in the second stage of labour. perineal massage
CG55 Lidocaine spray should not be used to reduce pain in the second stage of labour. lidocaine spray
CG55 A routine episiotomy should not be carried out during spontaneous vaginal birth. episiotomy
CG55 Episiotomy should not be offered routinely at vaginal birth following previous third- or fourth-degree trauma. episiotomy

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