CitationVahratian, Anjel; Zhang, Jun; Hasling, Jill; Troendle, James F.; Klebanoff, Mark A.; & Thorp, John M., Jr. (2004). The Effect of Early Epidural versus Early Intravenous Analgesia Use on Labor Progression: A Natural Experiment. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 191(1), 259-265.
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of early epidural with the use of early intravenous analgesia on labor progression.
STUDY DESIGN: We systematically selected singleton, nulliparous term pregnancies with a spontaneous labor and analgesia placement
CONCLUSION: Our data support recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines that the restraining use of epidural analgesia at <4 cm of cervical dilation is unnecessary.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Troendle, James F.
Klebanoff, Mark A.
Thorp, John M., Jr.