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2019 Oct

Biol Res Nurs



Uterine Contraction Parameters Before and During the Pre-Epidural Fluid Bolus: A Pilot Study.


Benfield R, Feng D, Salstrom J, Edge M, Brigham D, Newton ER
Biol Res Nurs. 2019 Oct; 21(5):495-499.
PMID: 31242747.


The first stage of labor is significantly longer with epidural analgesia use, implying an alteration in uterine contractility. Although the pre-epidural fluid bolus is used with every epidural and affects as many as 80% of laboring women, its effects on uterine contraction parameters are unknown.