Water balance during parturition and early puerperium: A prospective open trial.

OBJECTIVES To investigate how water balance is regulated during labor and 27h postpartum. DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective open trial with 49 women giving birth vaginally. Ringer-acetate was infused intravenously and combined with epidural analgesia in seven women (fluid group). Intravenous infusions of oxytocin in 5% glucose were given to 12 women… CONTINUE READING