Timing and outcomes of an indication-only use of intravenous cannulation during spontaneous labor
from Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Although the actual number of women who have an intravenous (IV) cannula placed during labor is unknown, 62% of women in the
Listening to Mothers III survey
reported receiving IV fluids during labor. For low‐risk women admitted in spontaneous labor, routine hospital admission orders often include placement of an IV cannula, irrespective of a clear need for IV access.
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