# 3.2.4  Descent of the presenting part

You measure descent of the presenting part of the fetus by abdominal palpation in relation to the pelvic brim. The descent of the presenting part can also be detected by vaginal examination. This should be assessed and recorded every two hours during the labour.

3.2.3  Dilatation of the cervix

3.2.5  Discharges from the vagina