Acute Maternal Respiratory Alkalosis (Hyperventilation) in the Pregnant Rhesus Monkey

Extract: Maternal respiratory alkalosis from hyperventilation before delivery has been associated with depression and acidosis of some newborn infants. In these in utero studies of 6 primate fetuses, acute maternal hyperventilation significantly increased both the maternal and the fetal pH and thus increased the oxygen affinities of maternal and fetal… CONTINUE READING