The effect of unrestricted oral carbohydrate intake on labor progress.

@article{Tranmer2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of unrestricted oral carbohydrate intake on labor progress.},
  author={Joan Elizabeth Tranmer and Ellen D. Hodnett and M. Esther Hannah and Bonnie J. Stevens},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          319-28
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if unrestricted oral carbohydrate intake during labor reduced the incidence of dystocia in low-risk nulliparous women. DESIGN AND SETTING A randomized clinical trial at a university-affiliated hospital in southeastern Ontario. Low-risk nulliparous women were randomized between 30 and 40 weeks gestation to either an intervention or usual care group. INTERVENTION Women in the intervention group received, prenatally, guidelines about food and fluid intake during labor… CONTINUE READING
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