Effect of labor on the postpartum bladder

Academic Article


  • Urodynamic investigations were performed on 20 patients at 48 hours and at four weeks after delivery to assess the effect of modern obstetric practice on the postpartum bladder. Although there were significant differences in some values over this period, the mean urodynamic measurements on both occasions were within normal limits. It is concluded that the current management of labor does not predispose women to bladder hypotonia, the chief factors responsible being avoidance of prolonged labor and early catheterization after delivery. © 1984 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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  • Cloud GA; Kerr-Wilson RHJ; Thompson SW; Orr JW; Davis RO
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  • 115
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  • 118
  • Volume

  • 64
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  • 1