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Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions
Life-threatening event during skin-to-skin contact in the delivery room
  1. Brett Schrewe1,
  2. Annie Janvier2,
  3. Keith Barrington2
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  2. 2Department of Neonatology, Sainte Justine University Hospital, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Keith Barrington, keith.barrington{at}


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.

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