They were transferred to our neonatal intensive care unit with a presumptive diagnosis of perinatal asphyxia .
No concurrent or contributory cause of the brain damage is established, the only candidate apart from birth asphyxia being some prenatal pathology.
The cause of death was asphyxia and blunt force injuries.
Substantial increases were noted for deaths due to asphyxia , sudden infant death syndrome, infection, and external causes.
These babies are malnourished and are prone to asphyxia before and during labour.
In the United States and more developed regions of the world, trained health care professionals can rapidly take steps to treat asphyxia .
Perinatal asphyxia is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period.
Similarly, many instances of intrapartum asphyxia resulting in stillbirth were of babies who were already growth restricted.
The final death certificate that came from the Pentagon some time later said it was death by asphyxia and is being investigated as a homicide.
While asphyxia during delivery still causes some fetal deaths, it is not a common cause of these losses.