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Foetal Scalp Blood Sampling

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Foetal Scalp Blood Sampling


  • tubular speculum introduced through cervix
  • small incision made
  • blood collected by capillary sampling and pH sampled

Management

  • pH <7.20 then severe foetal hypoxia
  • pH >7.2-7.25 + no other indication to deliver than can proceed with close surveillance
 

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