Chapter 80. Medications in Labor

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. Gary S. Eglinton MD and
  2. Isaac P. Lowenwirt MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch80

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Eglinton, G. S. and Lowenwirt, I. P. (2005) Medications in Labor, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch80

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 70A Davis Road, Flushing, NY 11355-5095, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • medications in labor;
  • intravenous (IV) administration - most rapid and complete absorption;
  • increased usage of Fentanyl (Sublimaze®) in obstetric analgesia;
  • effective pain relief - epidural and combined spinal–epidural (CSE) analgesia;
  • use of continuous infusion epidural (CIE) technique;
  • patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA);
  • induction of labor and augmentation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Analgesia

  • Regional Analgesia

  • Sedation

  • Antacid

  • Hypertension

  • Labor Induction and Augmentation

  • Insulin

  • Tocolytics

  • Uterotonic Agents

  • Mid-Trimester Pregnancy Termination

  • Suggested Reading