Influence of umbilical vein oxytocin on blood loss and length of third stage of labour.
Author(s): Shrestha P, Babu CS
Affiliation(s): Department of Obs/Gyne, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal. firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date & source: 2007-09, Nepal Med Coll J., 9(3):176-8.
In this study the effect of intraumbilical vein oxytocin on duration and amount of blood loss in third stage of labour was studied. Pregnant women were randomized into two groups of fifty each. Study group was managed with 10 units of oxytocin diluted with 10 ml of normal saline given through umbilical vein while control group was managed with 10 units of oxytocin in 500 ml of normal saline through intravenous infusion after delivery of the baby. The mean blood loss in the third stage of labour was 143.30 ml for the control group and 151.43 ml for the study group while the duration of the third stage of labour was 6.02 and 5.42 minutes for each group. There was no significant difference in the duration and amount of blood loss between the two groups.