oa South African Medical Journal - Foetal distress - a comparison of foetal mortality in relation to meconium staining of the liquor amnii and postmaturity

Volume 29, Issue 37
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Following forceps extraction and Caesarean section in a series of 767 babies delivered with the vertex presenting and the patients in labour, a comparison was made of the foetal mortality in relation to foetal distress and according as the liquor amnii was clear, or slightly stained with meconium or heavily stained with meconium.

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