fetal hypoxia

Fetal hypoxia (FH) (also known as intrauterine hypoxia (IH)) occurs when the fetus is deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen.


Fetal hypoxia can occur from a number of reasons:

Three categories are proposed for the origins of fetal hypoxia:

  • pre-placental hypoxia
  • utero-placental hypoxia
  • post-placental hypoxia
  • Radiographic assessment

    Doppler ultrasound

    The severity of fetal hypoxia can be assessed with several Doppler parameters which include


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