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This sheet was devised in an endeavor to develop a delivery drape that would permit the patient a moderate amount of freedom of motion without seriously disturbing delivery room technic. Sack-like leggings are sewed directly to elliptical openings in a sheet made of any heavy material, such as Indian Head. The central portion is reinforced with an extra thickness of the same material. Two tapes are sewed on the under side below the opening in the central section. All seams are double stitched.
When it is desired to drape the patient, the limbs are thrust into the leggings, and the central aperture is arranged over the vulva. The assisting nurse then pins the attached tapes to the patient's gown, so that the lower portion of the reinforced area is tucked under the buttocks, and holds the drape closely to the vulva. Added security of arrangement may be obtained by the
William Benbow Thompson. AN IMPROVED DELIVERY SHEET. JAMA. 1923;81(23):1953. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26510230003012d