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Effects of maternal left lateral position and rest on amniotic fluid index: a prospective clinical study.
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PMID:  22696825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of both maternal rest and activity on the amniotic fluid index (AFI).
STUDY DESIGN: Power analysis indicated that in order to achieve 20 mm of increase in AFI with 90% of power at one side alpha of 0.01, we needed at least 51 women in each group. The study group was comprised of pregnant women (n = 152) with a normal AFI and a singleton pregnancy at 26-40 weeks' gestation. Their AFI was determined by averaging the 2 repetitive measurements of the 4 amniotic fluid quadrants. The "rest" group (n = 77) was instructed to lie and rest in the left lateral position, and the "mild activity" group (n = 75) was instructed to sit and walk.
RESULTS: AFI increased significantly, from 151.25 +/- 37.40 mm to 173.79 +/- 39.76 mm, in the "rest" group (p = 0.00). However, the change from 153.69 +/- 37.94 to 152.34 +/- 36.62 mm was not significant in the "mild activity" group (p = 0.167).
CONCLUSION: Maternal rest in the left lateral position increases the AFI.
Kahraman Ulker; Ismail Temur; Mehmet Karaca; Mustafa Ersöz; Islim Volkan; Abdülaziz Gül
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kafkas University School of Medicine, Kars, Turkey.
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