Fetal hypoxia

Fetal hypoxia (FH) (also known as intrauterine hypoxia (IH)) occurs when the fetus is deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen.

Fetal hypoxia can occur from a number of reasons:

Three categories are proposed for the origins of fetal hypoxia:

  1. pre-placental hypoxia
  2. utero-placental hypoxia
  3. post-placental hypoxia

The severity of fetal hypoxia can be assessed with several Doppler parameters which include

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Article information

rID: 15062
System: Obstetrics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • In utero hypoxia
  • Intra-uterine hypoxia
  • Intrauterine hypoxia
  • Fetal hypoxia (FH)
  • Intra-uterine hypoxia (IH)

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