How to use a partograph to assess women in labour

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This film shows how to use a partograph correctly. The partograph is a graphic record of vital observations to assess progress during labour. Correct use of the partograph can help to prevent and manage prolonged or obstructed labour and other serious complications such as a ruptured uterus, obstetric fistula and stillbirth. The film is for use in health worker training. We will consider free access to our content for undergraduate students and volunteer or non- salaried paraprofessional community health workers or educators from low- and middle-income countries. Under certain circumstances, we will grant free access to community health workers or educators in under-resourced or remote settings, as well as to people who don’t meet the criteria outlined above. If you think we should give you free access to our content, please email us at and we will consider your request.

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