Patients with a history of two or more pregnancies which ended spontaneously before 37 weeks' gestation had an increased risk of spontaneous labour and delivery in subsequent pregnancies.
Perinatal deaths and perinatal mortality rates in Cape Town for the period 1967 -1977 have been analysed, and large differences were found between the various ethnic groups.
In 32 patients undergoing emergency intrapartum caesarean section labour was suppressed with 250 ug salbutamol.
Labour, labour outcome and fetal outcome were compared in 200 patients with meconium-stained amniotic fluid and in 200 matched controls with clear liquor amnii.
The diagnostic procedures and treatment of carcinoma in situ and severe dysplasia of the cervix are becoming more conservative.