Oxygen for intrauterine resuscitation: of unproved benefit and potentially harmful.


Maternal oxygen is often given to laboring women to improve fetal metabolic status or in an attempt to alleviate nonreassuring fetal heart rate patterns. However, the only 2 randomized trials investigating the use of maternal oxygen supplementation in laboring women do not support that such supplementation is likely to be of benefit to the fetus. And by… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.01.004