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Fetal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally 

Fetal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally
Fetal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, and postnatally

Janet Medforth

, Linda Ball

, Angela Walker

, Sue Battersby

, and Sarah Stables

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date: 24 September 2020

Neonatal emergencies during pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postnatal period are covered. Blood tests during pregnancy and detecting deviations from the norm are included. Fetal emergencies and their management include: in utero transfer, hypoxia, asphyxia, cord presentation, cord prolapse, vasa/placenta praevia, shoulder dystocia, undiagnosed breech, and neonatal resuscitation. Guidelines for admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and current neonatal morbidity and mortality data are included. The management of an intrauterine death or stillbirth is included.

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