What are the ACOG recommendations for the delivery of a newborn with meconium-stained amniotic fluid?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Sarah Hagood Milton, MD; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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ACOG made the following recommendations concerning delivery of a newborn with meconium-stained amniotic fluid [75] :

  • Infants with meconium-stained amniotic fluid should no longer routinely receive intrapartum suctioning. However, a team with full resuscitation skills that include endotracheal intubation should be available.
  • The same procedures for resuscitation for infants with clear fluid should be followed for infants with meconium-stained fluid.

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