• Does artificial rupture of membranes during labor speed delivery? 

    Avila, Amber; Kramlinger, Anne; Avila, Carlos; Oberhelman, Sara S. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-06)
    The effect of amniotomy depends on the stage of labor and parity of the woman. Amniotomy only minimally shortens the second stage of labor in primiparous women. (SOR: A, based on systemic review of several RCTs.)