Life-threatening event during skin-to-skin contact in the delivery room
- 1Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- 2Department of Neonatology, Sainte Justine University Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Correspondence to Keith Barrington,
After an uncomplicated term delivery, a newborn infant experienced a life-threatening even a few minutes after being born. Few such events have been described before, they may be due to suffocation; minor changes in surveillance can probably prevent these potentially devastating events.
Competing interests None.
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