Intravenous fluids for preventing dehydration and prolonged labour in nulliparous women

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Feroza Dawood,

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    1. The University of Liverpool, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool , UK
    • Feroza Dawood, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Liverpool, First Floor, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool , L8 7SS, UK. fdawood@liv.ac.uk.

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  • Siobhan Quenby

    1. The University of Liverpool, School of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, Liverpool, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

  • To assess the impact of early or routine intravenous fluid administration on the duration and course of labour.

  • To determine the risks and benefits of early or routine intravenous fluid administration during labour.

  • To determine the risks and benefits of different fluid regimens (ie. different volumes or different types of fluids and or both) used in labour.

A subgroup analysis will also be performed on the following studies:

  • Compare the course of labour when intravenous fluids are compared to oral intake ( food or water or both);

  • Compare the course of labour when oral intake is supplemented by routine intravenous fluids versus oral intake only.