Last updated on September 2006

McRoberts Manoeuvre Or Pushing Study (McMOPS)

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Childbirth
  • Age: Between 18 - 45 Years
  • Gender: Female
  • Other:
    Nulliparous women in labour after 37 completed weeks gestation who have been pushing
    for 45 minutes in the second stage of labour with no progress (defined as no
    presenting part visible on pushing, without parting the labia)
    Singleton pregnancy
    Cephalic presentation
    Clinical scenarios in which we propose to still include in the study: *Spontaneous or
    induced labour; *Regional anaesthesia; *Clinical suspicion of large baby, but was
    considered suitable for trial of labour

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

  • Maternal weight >100kgs
    Non-reassuring fetal condition
    Patient being unable to tolerate McRobert’s position
    Non-English speaking woman
    Woman unable to give adequate consent, or suspicion that the antenatal information
    heet has not been fully understood
    Multiparous women
    Complicated obstetric co-morbidities, including: *Preterm labour (less than 37
    completed weeks gestation); *Multiple pregnancy; *Abnormal presentation; *Placenta
    praevia or abruption; *Non-reassuring fetal status Maternal pathology restricting
    maternal adoption of McRoberts’ position (e.g. back problems)

Recruitment Status: Open

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