Chapter 3.2 Neonatal resuscitation

Resuscitation may be required for some infants, such as those born to mothers with chronic illness, to mothers who had a previous fetal or neonatal death, to mothers with pre-eclampsia, in multiple pregnancies, in preterm delivery, in abnormal presentation of the fetus, infants with a prolapsed cord, or after prolonged labour, rupture of membranes or meconium-stained liquor

For many infants, resuscitation cannot be anticipated before delivery.  therefore:

  • be prepared for resuscitation at every delivery,
  • follow the assessment steps of chart 12