Leg Elevation to Prevent Hypotension During Labor

Leg Elevation to Prevent Hypotension During Labor

When hypotension is related to epidural placement, this can occur within 15-60 minutes after placement. The purpose of this study is to build upon this preliminary work and to use a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of leg elevation in preventing hypotension among a larger sample of laboring women who receive an epidural analgesia. This study will use a randomized, non-blinded, controlled design with two arms:
Arm 1: Patient will be put in a left tilt position with her hip on a wedge and both legs elevated on a peanut ball. She’ll remain in this position for approximately 40 minutes.
Arm 2: Patient will be put in a left tilt position with her hip on a wedge and no leg elevation. She’ll remain in this position for approximately 40 minutes.
Outcome variables include occurrence of maternal hypotension or late or prolonged decelerations within the first hour after epidural placement.

Source: View full study details on ClinicalTrials.gov

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January 10, 2023Comments OffCardiology | Cardiology Clinical Trials | Cardiology Studies | ClinicalTrials.gov | Drug Trials Near Me | US National Library of Medicine
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