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What causes low fetal heart rate?

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. Read more...

What does low baseline for fetal heart rate indicate?

Low baseline FHR. Low fetal baseline heart rates are usually diagnosed when the rate drops below 120 beats per minute consistently and stays there. sometimes it is temporary, and sometimes it represents a fetal oxygenation problem. Ask your OB MD, who knows your care, what it exactly means in your case. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
Head compression. Typically, the fetal heart rate decreases episodically with contractions during the pushing stage of labor as the fetal head is compressed and rapidly descends in the birth canal. Head compression causes a parasympathetic neural discharge that slows the heart rate as long as the intracranial pressure continues. Other causes: cord compression, placental failure can also occur. Read more...

Is fetal heart rate 110 too low at 24 weeks?

There is no . Consensus about the normal fetal heart rate. Current international guidelines recommend 110-150 beats/min. Recent german study 2013 from munich concluded the range of 120-160 possibly better. During delivery different guidelines use but 110-160 still normal. Read more...

Low fetal heart rate decelerations, I'm worried!?

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! Read more...

Whats wrong when low variability of fetal heart rate?

Acidosis. Non-reassuring fetal heart tones include loss of beat to beat or short term variability. They are commonly used to monitor fetal status and determine timing/mode of delivery although they have an exceedingly high false-positive rate in predicting actual neurological impairment in the infant. They can be due to: acidosis; hypoxia; drugs; infection; sleep cycle; dehydration; anemia; thyroidopathies. Read more...

Low fetal heart rate at 18 weeks. How to treat it?

No need. Baby's heart rates change all the time. Unless the baby has a heart block that is affecting its growth there is no need for treatment. Hope the info helped. Normal heart rate is around 120-160. Read more...

What is the association between low fetal heart rate and slow growth?

Thyroid disorders. The proper answer to your question is that typically the baseline fetal heart rate does not correlate with fetal growth. Rare scenarios where this general statement would not be accurate include severe maternal hypothyroidism or excessive intake of antithyroid medications in hyperthyroid women that subsequently affect the fetus and its growth curves. Read more...