Resuscitation in pregnancy article omitted several points

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7432.168-c (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:168
  1. Rajesh Varma, clinical fellow (r.varma@bham.ac.uk)
  1. Academic Department, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TG

    EDITOR—Morris and Stacey in their clinical review of resuscitation in pregnancy should have mentioned several points.1 As the primary indication for caesarean section is saving the mother, saving the baby being secondary if it is at a viable gestation, no time should be wasted in auscultation for fetal heart rate before the caesarean. A neonatologist should be available to resuscitate the …

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