Whither oxygen for intrauterine resuscitation?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Oxygen is frequently administered to women in labor in the hope of improving fetal status. However, there is a paucity of outcome data to support this practice. Although maternal oxygen administration may make physiological sense, unwarranted faith in maternal oxygen therapy may delay the indicated intervention or result in continued labor stimulation when neither is in the best interests of the fetus. A properly designed clinical trial would help answer whether maternal oxygen supplementation in labor should be considered an indicated intervention for nonreassuring fetal status.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hamel, MS; Hughes, BL; Rouse, DJ

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 212 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 461-2. 461.e1 -

PubMed ID

  • 25659471

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.01.057


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States