Ten chapters cover such topics as the monitoring equipment, factors affecting the fetal heart rate, and the prediction and prevention of intrapartal fetal asphyxia
On admission, the hospital attached the patient to a fetal monitor, which continuously printed a strip to chart fetal heartbeat and uterine contractions to monitor for fetal asphyxia
and optimize delivery.
Lee Tilson, a partner in the prestigious plaintiff litigation firm of Sommers, Schwartz, Silver & Schwartz, charges that promoting the argument that birth asphyxia almost never causes cerebral palsy will lead some obstetricians to ignore early signs of fetal asphyxia
This condition, known as fetal asphyxia
or hypoxia, results from poorly oxygenated blood in the mother or by an obstruction.
Classification of Intrapartum Fetal Asphyxia
Asphyxia Metabolic Cardiovascular, acidosis respiratory, at and renal delivery Encephalopathy complications * Minor Moderate Severe Minor Moderate/severe Mild + +/- +/- Moderate + + +/- Severe + + + * Umbilical artery base deficit [greater than or equal to]12 mmol/L.