Acute and chronic fetal distress

M. J. O'Sullivan

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Using established high risk criteria plus careful evaluation of uterine growth in the otherwise normal pregnancy will help identify those patients who might be candidates for a state of chronic fetal stress. Assessment of the maternal fetal placental status is vital to establishing a diagnosis and planning management. Equally important is careful monitoring of all patients in labor. While at present there is still much to be learned about the effects of labor on fetal homeostasis, the use of criteria thus far established in diagnosis and management should result in the healthiest baby from the healthiest mother.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-323
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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