IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 20 / Issue 1 / pii/1993001

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 47 Issue 1 (2020). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Case Report

Resuscitating fresh stillbirths

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Neonatology, National Maternity Hospital, Holies Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1993, 20(1), 5–8;
Published: 10 March 1993

Guidelines for duration of resuscitation of freshly-stillborn term infants and their long term outcome are unclear. The predictive factors of both cerebral palsy and early neonatal demise include Apgar scores of 3 or less at 10 minutes, perinatal acidaemia and neonatal seizures. We describe the case of severe perinatal asphyxia (umbilical artery pH at birth of 6.75, Apgar scores of 0.1 and 5 0.1 5 at 1.5 and 10 minutes and neonatal hypertonia) in a term pregnancy, where the infant made an uneventful recovery and was discharged home well. Guidelines for neonatal resuscitation are discussed.

Stillbirth resuscitation
Perinatal asphyxia
Apgar Score
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