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Bicarbonate for dystocia improves maternal and fetal outcomes. Practitioner April 2018;262(1814):9-10

Bicarbonate for dystocia improves maternal and fetal outcomes

23 Apr 2018Registered users

Administering a drink of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in water to women with dystocia an hour before oxytocin treatment resulted in better outcomes for both mother and child, compared with standard oxytocin treatment alone, a small trial from Sweden has found.

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