Effects of maternal prone position on the umbilical arterial flow.

  title={Effects of maternal prone position on the umbilical arterial flow.},
  author={Yuichiro Nakai and Makiko Mine and Junko Nishio and Tetsuo Maeda and Motoharu Imanaka and Sachio Ogita},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={77 10},
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to clarify the effect of the maternal prone position on the feto-placental flow. In this position, the uterine compression of the large maternal vessels was expected to be completely eliminated. METHODS Twenty-three normal pregnant women were cross-sectionally examined in the supine, the left lateral, the right lateral and the prone position. The systolic/diastolic ratios for the umbilical artery were calculated for each position. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING

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