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In fact, in a study of 153,593 children, those born to high-risk women who were carefully watched and delivered if there were signs of fetal asphyxia
were seven times less likely to develop attention-deficit disorder (ADD) as children born to low-risk mothers who were not monitored, Dr.
This condition, known as fetal asphyxia
or hypoxia, results from poorly oxygenated blood in the mother or by an obstruction.(9) Fetal asphyxia
or hypoxia may cause fetal neurological disorders, such as cerebral palsy, or even death.
Many factors were included in the study: preterm birth, small size for gestational age, fetal asphyxia
, maternal diabetes, minor abnormalities, infection, respiratory complications, and encephalopathy (an structural defect of the brain).
In managing a difficult shoulder dystocia, critical goals are to avoid permanent injury to the newborn, including brachial plexus injury, fetal asphyxia
, central nervous system injury, and death.
Continuous electronic intraoperative fetal monitoring (9) is done routinely to oversee the fetal status during labor and is a resource that has proven to be useful to detect changes in fetal wellbeing (10); however, it is unable to detect intrapartum fetal asphyxia
and hence the opportunity for early intervention to ensure the wellbeing of the fetus is missed (11).
Obesity and high weight gain in pregnancy were correlated with many complications: gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, multifoetal pregnancy, macrosomia, caesarean section, obstetric bleeding, fetal asphyxia
At vaginal delivery we strive to avoid fetal asphyxia
and brachial plexus injury.