A senior obstetrician must be available, day or night in most obstetric units.
The number of consultant obstetrician sessions on the labor ward varied from 0 to 10 a week, with an average of 2.5.
If the abnormality is discovered before the birth, the obstetrician can help the parents decide what steps should be taken, and parents can begin to plan to meet the special needs their child will have.
For some women, an obstetrician will schedule an induction of labor sometime before the actual due date.
Women at risk for asphyxia neonatorum pregnancies should receive focused prenatal care from an obstetrician skilled at preventing and detecting problems such as anemia that may contribute to asphyxia neonatorum.