Research Article

Maintenance of labour.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5965.248 (Published 03 May 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:248
  1. J M Beazley,
  2. I Banovic,
  3. M S Feld

    Abstract

    In 160 women large but variable amounts of intravenous oxytocin were needed to induce labour within a reasonable time interval to 5 cm cervical dilatation. Thereafter 7 mU of oxytocin/min would maintain progress. Since large maintenance doses may cause obstetric problems it is recommended that a maintenance regimen should be used once labour has progressed to this stage.