Hormones and fluid balance during pregnancy, labor and post partum

The aim of this thesis was to determine any association between plasma oxytocin and vasopressin concentrations and renal water and sodium excretion during normal pregnancy. In addition to investigate changes in concentrations of estradiol, progesterone, oxytocin, cortisol, and glucose in the blood before and in the nearest hours after delivery and if treatment with oxytocin affected these concentrations and the fluid balance during the different stages of labour…


Blood pressure
Fluid balance
Placenta and its hormones
Other hormones in pregnancy
Pregnancy-induced hypertension
Phases of parturition
Materials and Methods
Study populations
Study designs
Papers I and II
Papers III and IV
Collection of plasma and urine samples
Analyses of blood and urine
Pain relief treatment
Treatment of weak labour contractions
Statistical analyses
Fluid balance during pregnancy and parturition
Normotensive women (Paper II and all women Paper IV)
Plasma oxytocin concentrations before, during, and after delivery
Serum cortisol and glucose concentrations before, during, and after…


Author: Risberg, Anitha

Source: Uppsala University Library

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Keywords: Projects, Dissertation, Thesis

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