Fetal circulation during epidural analgesia for caesarean section.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.288.6427.1329 (Published 05 May 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;288:1329
- A Lindblad,
- K Marsál,
- E Vernersson,
- H Renck
Fetal blood flow was examined during epidural analgesia in six women with uncomplicated pregnancies undergoing elective caesarean section. A non-invasive, ultrasonic technique was used to measure blood flow in the fetal descending aorta and intra-abdominal part of the umbilical vein before induction of analgesia with etidocaine and bupivacaine and 15 and 30 minutes afterwards. No appreciable change in fetal blood flow was observed.