New test for oxygen levels during labour
By Laura Lee Davies on 15/02/2006 01:17:50
A new sensor is being developed to help doctors and midwives assess fetal oxygen levels during labour.
(fetal hypoxia) which can be carried out during labour, but they are not always reliable. If a baby suffers a lack of oxygen during the birth it can cause brain damage, although this condition affects less than one in every thousand births each year