Asphyxia of Newborns

What is Neonatal Asphyxia?

Newborn asphyxia is a pathological condition of newly born children, in which the baby’s breathing is disturbed, and oxygen deficiency develops. This condition threatens the life and full development of the child. Asphyxia may occur during childbirth or in the first few days after birth.

Asphyxiation in modern medicine can be divided into moderate (moderate) and severe. The division is on the Apgar scale, which will be described in detail below.

Causes of Newborn Asphyxia

Asphyxia can not be causeless. It is divided by origin into primary and secondary. Primary appears in the process of childbirth. It is caused by acute or chronic intrauterine hypoxia of the fetus. Also among the possible causes are: