Prolonged Latent Phase of Labor : The Midwifery Roles


  • กรรณิการ์ ชัยสิทธิ์สงวน คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏเพชรบุรี


Prolong latent phase, Midwifery roles


Prolonged latent phase is a disorder of latent phase, which happens during the first stage of labor. It affects the physical and mental condition of the pregnant women and fetus. This article was written to guide midwifery in the care of pregnant women with prolonged latent phase. There are two guidelines of nursing care for pregnant woman, before and after admittance in the hospital . During the hospital stay, there are two pattern of care. The first is supportive care : Keep well hydrate and eat well, trying difference position, no bladder full, pain management, prevention of infection, environment care, good relationships . The second is specific care : determine the latent phase to distinguish the symptoms of false and true labor pain, therapeutic rest, avoid iatrogenic causes, audit and monitoring progress of labor, amniotomy and oxytocin infusion care. These methods can be used to provide appropriate nursing care.


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ชัยสิทธิ์สงวน ก. Prolonged Latent Phase of Labor : The Midwifery Roles. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2018 Aug. 30 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];19:33-41. Available from: