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low fetal heart rate decelerations, i'm worried!?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
In labor?: How are you finding them? Checking at home or on a monitor in the hospital? Either way, go to your closest hospital and get checked to be sure that your baby is doing ok. Good luck!

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracing?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Referral: Allow me to referral you to my colleague who is a perinatologist.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the likely explanation for low fetal heart rate during pushing?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Head compression: Expulsive efforts (pushing) increases compression of the fetal head. There are some dangerous patterns of low heart rate that may lead an obstetrician to intervene in this process.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a normal fetal heart rate at term?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
110-160 bpm.: 110-160 beats per minute.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What causes low fetal heart rate?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Many causes.: Bradyarrhythmias (heart block, hypothyroidism, drugs) can lower the fetal heart rate persistently, however the most common reason is cord or placental accidents that threaten the fetal well-being. Your obstetrician and/or perinatologist should be able to help you avoid this problem.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Doctor said I have a "slow, steady, fetal heart rate". What does that mean?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not sure: Fetal heart rates are generally not slow ....Please consult with your OB for further clarification.

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