Fetal cortisol in relation to labour, intrapartum events and mode of delivery.

We set out to measure fetal cortisol in the human umbilical vein in relation to onset of labour, intrapartum complications and mode of delivery. Umbilical cord venous samples were obtained after delivery from 98 infants and serum total cortisol was measured. The onset of spontaneous labour, induction of labour, elective caesarean section, spontaneous… CONTINUE READING