Oligohydramnios at Term: A Case Report

Maria L. Lanni, CNM, MS; Elizabeth A. Loveless, CNM, MS


J Midwifery Womens Health. 2007;52(1):73-76. 

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Several areas of this case presentation warrant discussion. Among these are the diagnosis and management of oligohydramnios, the management of pregnancy beyond 40 weeks, supporting the circadian rhythms and emotional and physical needs of laboring women, beginning an anticipated long induction of labor at midnight in the absence of evidence of urgent maternal or fetal need, the consequences of prolonged induction of labor on maternal pain tolerance, and second stage labor management in the presence of maternal exhaustion. This article provides a brief review of oligohydramnios in the clinical setting, and presents a suggested management guideline.


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