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Nutrition as a Determinant of Labor Outcome

This study has been completed.
University of Oslo
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 22, 2006
Last updated: July 3, 2011
Last verified: May 2010
This is a randomized, double-blind trial looking at how nutrition intake is associated with labor progress and complications.

Condition Intervention
Labor, Obstetric Dietary Supplement: Energy-containing soft drink

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Nutrition as Determinant of Labor Outcome

Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The course of the labor by women (parity 0) at gestational age > 36 weeks, including: total labor time [ Time Frame: At time of birth ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of stage 1 (cervical opening < 10 cm) and stage 2 (pushing time)
  • Use of epidural anesthetics
  • Use of contraction-stimulating drugs
  • Instrumental delivery

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Dietary Supplement: Energy-containing soft drink
    Commercial energy/sports drink
Detailed Description:
Insufficient intake of energy during labor may result in poor labor progress. The study investigates the effect of an energy supplement during labor.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women at gestational age > 36 weeks, parity 0

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Gestational age < 36 weeks
  • Signs of fetal pathology:

    • Different or abnormal (pathological) CTG test performed just before start of the test
    • Abnormal Doppler registrations (PI in the arteria umbilicae > 2SD for the gestational age)
    • Established notch in the arteria uterinae or notch bilaterally or PI > 2SD > 24 weeks
    • Diverging in the weight of the fetus > - 22% or diverging in the growth of the fetus - 10% or more, and established structural pathology in the fetus, oligohydramnion (amniotic fluid index < 6)
  • Maternal diseases and pregnancy complications

    • diabetes in pregnancy
    • high blood pressure
    • cardiovascular diseases
    • rheumatic disease
    • epilepsia
    • lung disease, etc.

CTG test: cardiotocographic test (a measure of fetal activity)

PI: pulsatory index (velocity pattern)

SD: standard deviation

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00367549

Kristin Kardel
Oslo, Norway, 0027
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
University of Oslo
Principal Investigator: Tore Henriksen, MD Oslo University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kristin Kardel, Stip., Rikshospitalet University Hospital Identifier: NCT00367549     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REK-SØR: S-05308
Study First Received: August 22, 2006
Last Updated: July 3, 2011

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
instrumental delivery
epidural anesthesia
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