Cardiac Output-Guided Resuscitation of the Uterus: An Obese Patient Has Dysfunctional Labor Which Resolves with Position Change. Coincidence or Possible Therapy?
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A morbidly obese 36-year-old woman, G2P1, is in labor with her second baby and her pain has been well controlled by an epidural placed with preprocedural ultrasound. She delivered her first baby—who weighed ten pounds—7 years ago and says she almost had to have a cesarean delivery (CD) because her uterus “got lazy,” despite oxytocin augmentation (L-1).
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