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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology