Promoting Effective Recovery from Labor
This page contains selected bibliographies on the following topics for those interested in further reading. A link to on-line texts is provided whenever possible.
Allen RE, Hosker GL, Smith AR & Warrell DW. 1990. Pelvic floor damage and childbirth: A neurophysiological study. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 97 (9): 770-779.
Brubaker L. 1998. Vaginal delivery and the pelvic floor. International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction 9 (6): 363-364.
Combs CA, Robertson P & Laros R. 1990. Risk factors for third-degree and fourth-degree perineal lacerations in forceps and vacuum deliveries. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 163 (1): 100-104.
Renfrew MJ, Hannah W, Albers L & Floyd E. 1998. Practices that minimize trauma to the genital tract in childbirth: A systematic review of the literature. Birth 25 (3): 143-160.
DeLancey JOL. 1996. Stress urinary incontinence: Where are we now, where should we go. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 175 (2): 311-319.
Dimpfl TH, Hesse U & Schussler B. 1992. Incidence and cause of postpartum urinary stress incontinence. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 43:29-33.
Diokno AC, Brock BM, Brown MB & Herzog AR. 1986. Prevalence of urinary incontinence and other urological symptoms in the noninstitutionalized elderly. Journal of Urology 136: 1022-1025.
Marshall K, Totterdal D. mcConnel V, Walsh DM & Whelan M. 1996. Urinary incontinence and constipation during pregnancy and after childbirth. Physiotherapy 82 (2): 98-103.
Meyer S, Schreyer A, DeGrandi P & Hohlfeld P. 1998. The effects of birth on urinary continence mechanisms and other pelvic-floor characteristics. Obstetrics & Gynecology 92 (4): 613-618.
Bump RC, Hurt WG, Fantl JA & Wyman JF. 1991. Assessment of Kegel pelvic muscle exercise performance after brief verbal instruction. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 165 (2): 322-327.
Dougherty M, Bishop K, Mooney R, et al. 1993. Graded pelvic muscle exercise: Effect on stress urinary incontinence. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 39 (9): 684-691.
Morkved, S & Bo, K. 2000. Effect of postpartum pelvic floor muscle training in prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence: A one-year follow up. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 107 (8): 1022-8.
Sampselle, C.M., & Hines, S. (In Press). Pelvic Floor Exercise. Invited chaper: McCloskey, J.C. & Bulechek, G.M. (Eds.). Nursing Interventions: Essential Nursing Treatments.
Sampselle, C.M., Miller, J.M., Mims, B.M., DeLancey, J.O.L., Ashton-Miller, J.A., Antonakos, C.L. (1998). Pelvic muscle exercise reduces transient incontinence during pregnancy and after birth. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 91, 406-412.
Avery MD, Burket BA. 1986. Effect of perineal massage on the incidence of episiotomy and perineal laceration in a nurse-midwifery service. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery 31 (3): 128-134.
Avery MD, Van Arsdale L. 1987. Perineal massage: Effect on the incidence of episiotomy and laceration in a nulliparous population. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery 32 (3): 181-184.
Knapp W. 1982. On massage therapy. In F Kottke, G Stillwell & J Lehmann (eds.) Krusen's Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (3rd ed., pp. 386-388). Philadelphia: WB Saunders.
Sampselle, Carolyn M. , Hines, Sandra (1999). Spontaneous pushing during birth. Relationship to perineal outcomes. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery. 44(1), 36-39.
Sleep, J., Roberts, J. & Chalmers, I. (1989). Care during the second stage of labour. In Ian Chalmers, Murray Enkin, & Marc J. N. C.. Keirse (Eds.), Effective Care inPregnancy and Childbirth Volume 2: Childbirth (pp. 1129-1143) New York: Oxford University Press.
University of Michigan, School of Nursing.