Maternal hypothermia: an unusual complication of magnesium sulfate therapy

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1987 Feb;156(2):435-6. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(87)90300-0.


Reported is a case of maternal hypothermia associated with magnesium sulfate therapy for treatment of preterm labor. Hypothermia was accompanied by fetal and maternal bradycardia. After discontinuation of magnesium sulfate infusion, maternal temperature, pulse, and fetal heart rate gradually returned to normal. No adverse effects were noted on either maternal or fetal outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia / chemically induced*
  • Magnesium Sulfate / adverse effects*
  • Magnesium Sulfate / therapeutic use
  • Obstetric Labor, Premature / prevention & control*
  • Pregnancy


  • Magnesium Sulfate