Fetal pulse oximetry and non-reassuring heart rate.

  title={Fetal pulse oximetry and non-reassuring heart rate.},
  author={Michael Butterwegge},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  volume={72 Suppl},
The aim of the study is to assess the continuous monitoring of fetal blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) during labour using a fetal pulse oximeter in cases of abnormal fetal heart rate (FHR). To determine whether pulse oximetry has the potential to replace scalp blood pH sampling in infants with abnormal heart rate tracings, the correlation between the Hammacher score and SpO2 during labour, scalp pH and arterial cord pH was evaluated. 34 fetal blood samples (FBS) were evaluated in cases of… CONTINUE READING