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Table 3 Reasons for transferral intra- and postpartum, n = 567a

From: Midwife-led maternity care in Ireland – a retrospective cohort study

Reason for transfer (%)
Fetal reason including meconium stained liquor 31.4
Delayed labour progress in first or second stage 25.9
Woman’s wish for epidural analgesia 14.5
Preterm pregnancy 7.9
Breech/malpresentation 1.2
PPH or/and retained placenta 6.5
MLU at capacity 6.3
Suturing 3.7
Miscellaneous 2.5
  1. a Number of transfers before birth of the baby was 529, after birth 38