Jan 1, 1976

The effect of parturition on amniotic fluid lecithin concentration

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
D J CravenE M Symonds

Abstract

Amniotic fluid lecithin has been measured during the antenatal period and at comparable periods of gestation at the onset of spontaneous labour. Lecithin values were higher in labour, the difference being statistically significant in two of the three groups studied. Lecithin values were also measured serially during induced labour in 14 normal women at term. A significant fall was observed throughout labour. Creatinine levels were measured in the amniotic fluid in five of these patients and showed no significant change.

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Spontaneous Onset of Labor
Creatinine
Amniotic Fluid - Specimen Type
Labor (Childbirth)
Labor Onset
Childbirth
Lecithinum, lecithin, Homeopathic preparation
Umbilical Cord Structure
Gestational Age
Phosphatidylcholines

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