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Rates of caesarean section and instrumental vaginal delivery in nulliparous women after low concentration epidural infusions or opioid analgesia: systematic review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ
1756-1833
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Volume
328
Issue
7453
Pages
1410–1410
Identifiers
PMID: 15169744
Source
Medline

Abstract

Epidural analgesia using low concentration infusions of bupivacaine is unlikely to increase the risk of caesarean section but may increase the risk of instrumental vaginal delivery. Although women receiving epidural analgesia had a longer second stage of labour, they had better pain relief.

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