Meconium aspiration and fetal acidosis.

  title={Meconium aspiration and fetal acidosis.},
  author={Jerry Mitchell and Hanna Schulman and Adiel Fleischer and George Farmakides and Daniel Nadeau},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={65 3},
Meconium in labor is associated with increased perinatal morbidity and mortality. To identify the infants at risk, 53 women with moderate-to-thick meconium were followed in labor after obtaining baseline fetal scalp blood pH levels. Although 28 of the newborns (53%) exhibited an arterial cord pH of less than 7.25 at delivery, there were no significant predictive variables found in the electronic fetal monitoring score, Apgar score, or mode of delivery. Nine of the infants with a pH value of… CONTINUE READING


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