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Influence of Common Birth Interventions on Maternal Blood Pressure Patterns During Breastfeeding 2 Days After Birth
University of Skövde, School of Life Sciences. University of Skövde, The Systems Biology Research Centre.
Karolinska Institute.
Karolinska Institute.
Karolinska University Hospital.
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2012 (English)In: Breastfeeding Medicine, ISSN 1556-8253, Vol. 7, no 2, 93-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: This study investigated possible influences of medical interventions during labor on maternal blood pressure during a breastfeed 2 days postpartum.

Subjects and Methods: Sixty-six primiparae with normal deliveries were consecutively recruited. Blood pressure was measured at –5, 10, 30, and 60 minutes during a morning breastfeed 2 days postpartum. Five treatment groups were formed based on the medical interventions received during labor: Non-medicated mothers (Control group, n=21); mothers receiving epidural analgesia (EDA) with oxytocin (OT) stimulation (EDAOT group, n=14); mothers receiving EDA without OT stimulation (EDAnon-OT group, n=7); mothers receiving OT stimulation only (OT intravenously [iv] group, n=9); and mothers receiving 10 IU of OT intramuscularly (im) only (OT im group, n=15).

Results: Baseline diastolic, but not systolic, blood pressure differed between the groups as displayed by significantly lower diastolic blood pressure in the EDAnon-OT group compared with the Control group, the OT iv group, and the EDAOT group (p=0.045, p=0.041, and p=0.024, respectively). Both systolic and diastolic blood pressure fell significantly during the breastfeeding session in the Control group (p=0.001 and p=0.004, respectively), the OT im group (p=0.006 and p=0.001, respectively), and the EDAOT group (p=0.028 and p=0.002, respectively), and the fall in diastolic blood pressure tended to be significant in the OT iv group (p=0.050). The duration of skin-to-skin contact before breastfeeding correlated positively with the decrease in systolic blood pressure in the OT im group (Rs=0.540, p=0.046).

Conclusion: Administration of EDA during labor lowers baseline diastolic blood pressure and abolishes the fall in blood pressure in response to a breastfeed 2 days after birth.

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Mary Ann Liebert, 2012. Vol. 7, no 2, 93-99 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-5933DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2010.0099ISI: 000302777000005PubMedID: 22313391Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84859569252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-5933DiVA: diva2:530967
Available from: 2012-06-05 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2013-04-12Bibliographically approved

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