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Fetal Surveillance

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4 out of 7
 

All the following indicate foetal distress EXCEPT



A Thick (pea-soup) meconium

B Foetal heart rate 100/minute

C Loss of beat- to-beat variation

D Foetal scalp blood pH> 7 .32

Ans. D

Foetal scalp blood pH > 7.32

a. The normal fetal scalp blood pH ranges between 7.25 to 7.35, A pH value of less than 7.2 is an indication for urgent interference

b. Thick (pea-soup) meconium suggests chronic fetal distress

c. Normal fetal heart is 120-160 per minute. Then increase in FHR to over 160 min or a decrease in rate to less than 120/min - evidence fetal distress

d. Reduced base line variability is observed in fetal hypoxia, sleep phase and congenital malformations, drugs (Sedative antihypertensive)

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