FIGO consensus guidelines on intrapartum fetal monitoring: Physiology of fetal oxygenation and the main goals of intrapartum fetal monitoring.

@article{AyresdeCampos2015FIGOCG,
  title={FIGO consensus guidelines on intrapartum fetal monitoring: Physiology of fetal oxygenation and the main goals of intrapartum fetal monitoring.},
  author={Diogo Ayres-de-Campos and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={5-8}
}
This article focuses on themajor aspects of the physiology of oxygen supply to the fetus and the main goals of intrapartum fetal monitoring: (1) timely identification of fetuses that are being inadequately oxygenated, to enable appropriate action before the occurrence of injury; and (2) reassurance on adequate fetal oxygenation to avoid unnecessary obstetric interventions. It should be emphasized that to avoid adverse outcome, fetal surveillance requires a timely clinical response and the ready… CONTINUE READING

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