A partogram

A partogram (sometimes partograph) is a tool that will be used when you deliver your baby. It is used by your midwife or obestrician to follow the delivery through a multifaceted diagram, which measures several things at the same time.

  • When you were admitted to the maternity ward.
  • How your cervix is opening.
  • How your baby is progressing in the birthing canal.
  • How the baby’s heart beats develop during birth.
  • Other important medical parameters, such as pain-relief given to you or synthetic oxytocin.

The partogram is a visual way to swiftly get an overview of your delivery situation, and if there are any aspects of it that need special attention.