Admission test as predictor of intrauterine fetal asphyxia
Although continuous FHR monitoring may not effectively reduce intrapartum fetal asphyxia
, it is clearly here to stay.
Similar findings by other suggest that nuchal cords are not a major cause of fetal asphyxia
Exclusion criteria were known fetal abnormality, fetal asphyxia
, fetal death, chronic diseases, pregnancy complications, visible bloody vaginal fluid, application of vaginal medication the night before, intercourse the night before, meconium in the amniotic fluid, and regular contractions.
Because we are dealing with two passengers on these surgical journeys, we also must ensure that we not disturb the uteroplacental blood flow and oxygenation--that is, we must prevent fetal asphyxia
and preterm labor--and that we are cognizant of the potential teratogenic effects of analgesics and other medications.
Experts generally agree about the definitions of the normal FHR tracing and, at the other end of the spectrum, the FHR patterns which are predictive of current or impending fetal asphyxia
can be often a consequence of a severe arrhythmia, but also the asphyxia alone could be a trigger of SPT.
Ten chapters cover such topics as the monitoring equipment, factors affecting the fetal heart rate, and the prediction and prevention of intrapartal fetal asphyxia
The prevalence of intrapartum fetal asphyxia
is in the order of 2%.