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This study is designed to determine the minimal effective oxytocin maintenance infusion required in labouring women undergoing cesarean delivery to achieve the best effect. Oxytocin is a drug that is routinely used to help the uterus to contract and keep it contracted after delivery. Consequently, it will help to reduce blood loss after delivery. In order to determine the minimal effective dose, the investigators will conduct a dose-finding study. The first patient will receive a set oxytocin infusion. The next patient's infusion dose of oxytocin, will either increase or decrease, depending on how the previous patient responds in terms of uterine tone. If the response is satisfactory with the infusion dose used, the next patient will either receive the same infusion dose or it will be decreased depending on a probability of 1:9. If the response is not satisfactory, then the infusion dose will increase for the next patient. The dose for each patient will be determined based on the results of the uterine contraction of the previous patient.
The investigators hypothesize that the ED90 of the oxytocin infusion rate to maintain adequate uterine tone in labouring women with induced or augmented labour undergoing cesarean delivery, following an initial effective bolus dose, would be lower than 0.74 IU/min (44 IU/h), which was found as the ED90 in a previous study, without an initial bolus dose prior to the infusion.