What is included in the physical exam for evaluation of normal labor?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Sarah Hagood Milton, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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The physical examination should include documentation of the following:

  • Maternal vital signs

  • Fetal presentation

  • Assessment of fetal well-being

  • Frequency, duration, and intensity of uterine contractions

  • Abdominal examination with Leopold maneuvers

  • Pelvic examination with sterile gloves

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