Intrapartum uterine activity and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review

Adam J. Reynolds, Michael P. Geary & Breda C. Hayes
Abstract Background Increased uterine activity (UA) may not allow adequate recovery time for foetal oxygenation. Methods The aim of the study was to determine if increased UA during labour is associated with an increased risk of either short- or long-term neurological injury in term neonates, or with neonatal proxy measures of intrapartum hypoxia-ischemia. MEDLINE, CINAHL, and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched using the following terms: uterine activity, excessive uterine activity, XSUA, uterine hyperstimulation, and tachysystole. Any study...
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