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Controversies in obstetric analgesia 

Controversies in obstetric analgesia
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Controversies in obstetric analgesia
Author(s):

Paul Clyburn

, Anette Scholz

, and Gavin Sullivan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199208326.003.0021
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date: 17 April 2021

Paul Clyburn, Anette Scholz and Gavin Sullivan

Feeding in labour 566

Monitoring the mother and fetus with an epidural 570

Mobilizing with an epidural 572

Fever and regional anaesthesia 576

Feeding in labour is a contentious issue with no definitive proven answer. Opinions are often divided between anaesthetists, obstetricians and midwives on the best way to proceed. Starvation during labour is not popular with many midwives, and to a lesser extent many mothers; however, the dangers of GA in a woman with a full stomach should never be dismissed....

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