Intrapartum Fetal Pulse Oximetry in the Presence of Fetal Cardiac Arrhythmia

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We report our experience with a reflectance pulse oximeter in intrapartum monitoring of a fetus with atrial flutter and heart block. During labor fetal arterial oxygen saturation ranged between 50% and 85%. Spontaneous vaginal delivery occurred with good maternal and neonatal outcome. (AM J OBSTET GYNECOL 1993;169:1609-11.)

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