Natural eating behavior in latent labor and its effect on outcomes in active labor

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Show simple item record Parsons, M John, B Nagy, SA 2009-12-21T02:33:38Z 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 2006, 51 (1), pp. 1 - 6
dc.identifier.issn 1526-9523
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effect of eating during the latent phase of labor on the hospital-estimated labor duration and birth outcomes for the mother and baby. A prospective, comparative trial with concurrent controls compared labor duration and outcomes of 176 low-risk, nulliparous women who birthed at four hospitals in Sydney, Australia. Food was voluntarily consumed by 82 women, whereas 94 consumed clear fluids only. Food intake during the latent phase of the first stage of labor was associated with a longer duration of labor (mean difference = 2.35 hours). No difference was found between eating and noneating groups for the rate of medical interventions, adverse birth outcomes, or vomiting. Results suggest that eating during the latent phase of labor may increase labor duration.
dc.publisher Elsevier Inc.
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.jmwh.2005.09.005
dc.title Natural eating behavior in latent labor and its effect on outcomes in active labor
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 51
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation New York, NY en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 6 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111006 Midwifery
dc.personcode 964571
dc.percentage 100 en_US Midwifery en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords labor, food, eating behavior, birth outcome, labor duration en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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