Originally Posted by Mman
might be overkill, but babies have better blood gases when mom is started on a phenylephrine infusion after placement of the spinal compared to bolus doses. I'm all for better fetal outcomes.
I just squirt a 10cc syringe of neo in the liter of LR and place the spinal. Then open the puppy up all the way. No nausea, no hypotension, all is good, usually.