Effects of extradural bupivacaine with adrenaline for caesarean section on uteroplacental and fetal circulation.

We have studied the effects of an extradural block using bupivacaine with adrenaline 90-100 micrograms on blood flow in the maternal uterine and placental arcuate arteries and the fetal umbilical, renal and middle cerebral arteries, using a colour Doppler technique in eight healthy parturients undergoing elective Caesarean section. Fetal myocardial function… CONTINUE READING