The effect of labor on the acid-base status of the newborn.

  title={The effect of labor on the acid-base status of the newborn.},
  author={A Hagelin and Joe J Leyon},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={77 8},
BACKGROUND There has been some controversy regarding the effect that a long labor can have on fetal well-being. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of duration of labor both the first and second stage on the acid-base variables in the umbilical artery of the newborn. METHODS Bloodsampling was attempted from all infants born at our department between October 1994 and September 1995. Nineteen hundred and forty-one live infants were delivered during the period. Sampling was… CONTINUE READING
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