1Carol Wood is an associate professor at the University of Maine School of Nursing where she currency serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Rural Family Nurse Practitioner Program. From 1977 to 1986; she taught in the Maternal-Newborn/Nurse-Midwifery Program at Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Wood earned a certificate in nurse-midwifery and her MSN from the University of Illinois in 1977 and her EdD from the University of Maine in 1992.
MECONIUM-STAINED AMNIOTIC FLUID
Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
1994 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 39, Issue S1, pages 106S–109S, March-May 1994
How to Cite
Wood, C. L. (1994), MECONIUM-STAINED AMNIOTIC FLUID. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 39: 106S–109S. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(94)90068-X
- Issue online: 6 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
The presence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid is a matter of importance when considering intrapartum management. Meconium-stained amniotic fluid is known to be associated with increased fetal and maternal risks, especially when fetal exposure has been extended and the fluid is concentrated. Selected primary and secondary sources are referenced in a summary that examines the implications and management of meconium-stained amniotic fluid for the newborn. The use of amnioinfusion in selected cases with oligohydramnios or meconium-stained fluid is discussed.