…Cerebral palsy can be caused by many factors, one of which is lack of oxygen during labor and delivery. In order to determine oxygen levels, Physicians monitor the baby’s heart rate. If a doctor sees a slowed or irregular rate they may require an emergency cesarean section.
Delay in requiring a cesarean section when the baby is displaying signs of
Electronic fetal monitoring (“EFM”) has helped decrease fetal and neonatal death rates by helping identify fetal distress. Fetal monitoring is intended to prevent fetal hypoxia when it starts by monitoring the fetus in the womb and identifying signs of fetal distress.
Timing is crucial to responding to fetal distress…
Fetal distress refers to an abnormal fetal heart rate pattern that