The Dip Area: A Measure of Acid Base Alterations?
It is a saying in old textbooks that the fetus, if in danger during parturition, decreases its heart rate to below 100 beats/min and remains at this level during the following contractions of the uterus. Depending on the dilation of the cervix and the stage of the fetal head, cesarean section is performed or a forceps is applied to deliver the baby.
KeywordsBase Excess Fetal Heart Rate Blood Flow Reduction Fetal Blood Sheep Fetus
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