Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102


The goal of the study is to see if the addition of a carbohydrate- and protein-enhanced gel during labor speeds labor and reduces the rate of cesarean delivery.

Study summary:

Patients will be randomized to placebo or experimental arm of study. In the placebo arm, patients will receive standard clear liquid diet, which includes ginger ale, variety of fruit juices, and plain soup broth. The experimental arm will receive the standard clear liquid diet, and in addition will receive Accel Gel every 3 hours while in labor.


Inclusion criteria: - Nulliparity (first baby) - Admission with the intent to deliver vaginally - Gestational age >36 weeks - Age ≥ 18 Exclusion criteria: - Planned cesarean delivery - Renal Disease - Preeclampsia - Diabetes (Pre-gestational or Gestational) - Allergy to any component of sports drink - NPO diet by physician



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Laura Goetzl, M.D.
Temple University Hospital

Lauren R Maher, M.D.
Phone: 267-858-2702

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
United States

Laura Goetzl, MD
Phone: 267-908-2032

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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