Physiopathological Mechanism and Assessment of Fetal Asphyxia

Panagiotis Tsikouras, Anastasia Bothou, Zacharoula Koukouli, Bachar Manav, Constantinos Bouschanetzis, Dorelia Deuteraiou, Xanthi Anthoulaki, Anna Chalkidou, George Iatrakis, Stefanos Zervoudis, George Galazios
2017 Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  
Treatment and outcome of childbirth depend on the acidobasic balance of the fetal blood related to the oxygen and carbon dioxide level. Hypoxemia could lead to asphyxia that is why fetal monitoring and biochemical parameters assessment are mandatory. Although there are compensatory mechanisms that temporarily protect the fetus, there are also other factors that interfere with the oxygenation of the fetus and determine the development of the fetus and the newborn. Actually, the level of the
more » ... n, the carbon dioxide, the acidobasic balance and the pH are the cornerstones of the well-being of the fetus.
doi:10.4236/ojog.2017.76064 fatcat:aik43kz4yfe77je6bpfvezhteq