ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN LABOUR TOWARDS VAGINAL EXAMINATION

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Introduction

Every vaginal examination, if done carelessly, raises the risk of intrauterine infection because the vagina is not a sterile cavity. The patient finds a vaginal exam to be painful and embarrassing. A thorough abdominal examination is always conducted before a vaginal examination and provides a wealth of information. It is helpful to get as much information as you can during a vaginal examination because doing so could prevent the need for further testing. Meselech (2003).

A vaginal examination (VE), which is a very private examination, is commonly carried out and considered as standard practice by midwives during labor. VE can be carried out digitally or with the aid of tools like a speculum. A woman in labor is frequently given at least one VE while receiving care from a midwife, and frequently these

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