Learning Outcomes for Study Session 9

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

9.1 Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 9.2 and 9.3)

9.2 List the main causes of obstructed labour and describe how each factor contributes to the development of this complication. (SAQ 9.1)

9.3 Describe the clinical signs of obstructed labour and the common maternal and fetal complications that result from uterine obstruction. (SAQ 9.3)

9.4 Describe the management of obstructed labour and ways of preventing it through your actions. (SAQ 9.3)

9.5 Explain how social changes at community level could affect the risk of obstructed labour occurring. (SAQ 9.4)

Study Session 9.  Obstructed Labour

9.1  Defining obstructed labour