OBSTRUCTED LABOUR

Obstructed labor is caused by cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) due to:

  • Large head
  • Narrow pelvis
  • Malposition (fetal malposition)

TREATMENT

  • Alive fetus
    • C/S
  • Dead fetus
    • Destructive delivery

BANDL’S RING

  • Late sign of obstructed labor
  • Represents the transition between a stretched lower segment and a contracted upper segment of the uterus
  • Ultimate result of unrelieved obstructed labour is UTERINE RUPTURE

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