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What is the risk of having a slow heart rate in a fetus?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

There are many variables involved to answer this question appropriately.
A slow heart rate can be normal very early on. Later a very slow rate can signify a heart block in the baby. In labor the rate can be ominous or not depending how slow and the pattern on the tracing.

In brief: Depends

There are many variables involved to answer this question appropriately.
A slow heart rate can be normal very early on. Later a very slow rate can signify a heart block in the baby. In labor the rate can be ominous or not depending how slow and the pattern on the tracing.
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