Perinatal Management

  • F. Pierre


In the 1970s it was a widespread opinion that permanent brain damage resulting from asphyxia followed adverse intrapartum events. As one of the major aims of obstetrical and neonatal care is to reduce the number of children affected by this serious pathology, cardiotography (CTG) and scalp blood sampling were widely introduced in the labor room to identify infants at high risk of suffering asphyxia, in hopes that obstetrical intervention would prevent it.


Cerebral Palsy Obstet Gynecol Fetal Heart Rate Umbilical Artery Fetal Hypoxia 
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