oa South African Medical Journal - Effect of maternal anaesthesia on oxygenation and acid-base status of the newborn infant

Volume 47, Issue 42
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The effects of 8 different methods of anaesthesia employed in the delivery of infants by Caesarean section on the pO2, pH, pCO2, base excess and standard bicarbonate of 61 mothers submitted for elective Caesarean section for obstetric reasons during anaesthesia, and their 61 infants, were investigated.

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