Journal article

The prone position in healthy pregnant women and in women with preeclampsia - a pilot study

Alicia T Dennis, Liesel Hardy, Liz Leeton

BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The prone position is rarely used in medical settings in pregnancy. There is no published information about the prone position in women with preeclampsia. This study examined the feasibility and acceptability of the prone position in pregnant women, and the short-term effect of the prone position on blood pressure (BP) in term healthy pregnant women and in women with preeclampsia. METHODS: After ethics approval, written consent and trial registration (ACTRN:12615000160538 registered 18/02/2015, date of first participant enrolled 03/03/2015), 50 healthy term pregnant women and 15 women with preeclampsia had BP, heart rate (HR), oxygen saturation (SpO2), respiratory rate (RR), feta..

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