Table 1

Summary of maternal details

Case 1Case 2Case 3
Maternal age323433
Maternal smokingNoNoNo
Duration of ruptured membranes16 h 36 min10 h 57 min1 h 9 min
Length first stage11 h 45 min9 h 35 min6 h 30 min
Length second stage2 h 46 min1 h 22 min24 min
Evidence of fetal compromiseEarly decelerations in labourNilVariable and late decelerations in labour
Mode of deliveryEmergency lower-segment caesarean section after trial of forcepsInduced vaginal and artificial rupture of membranesSpontaneous vaginal delivery
Maternal analgesia in labourEpiduralEpiduralDihydrocodeine