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Abstract #2571

Upright pelvimetry using MRI for the prediction of birth associated cephalo-pelvic disproportion following induction of labour.

Hannah Grace Williams1, Andrew Cooper1, Lesley Hodgen2, Catriona Hussain2, Nia Jones3, and Penny Gowland1
1Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2Queens Medical Centre, NUH NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 3Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Dystocia, difficult birth due to either a big baby, small maternal pelvis, or malposition of the presenting part is an important obstetric problem and a major cause of emergency caesarean section and birth injury. The risk of caesarean section is 30% for first time mothers who have had their labour induced. We have developed an MRI protocol to assess fetal size and maternal pelvic measurements in supine and upright positions to determine whether they can be used as a predictor of a woman's risk of emergency C-section after the induction of labour.

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