The effects of twenty-four hours of reduced uterine blood flow on fetal fluid balance in sheep.

OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the effects of a sustained reduction in uteroplacental perfusion, leading to fetal hypoxia, on determinants of amniotic fluid volume in sheep. STUDY DESIGN Surgery was performed on five pregnant ewes 110 to 116 days after mating. At 127.3 +/- 2.2 days uterine blood flow was reduced for 24 hours, which reduced fetal SaO2… CONTINUE READING