What is the normal range of CTG?
Normal antenatal CTG trace: The normal antenatal CTG is associated with a low probability of fetal compromise and has the following features: Baseline fetal heart rate (FHR) is between 110-160 bpm • Variability of FHR is between 5-25 bpm • Decelerations are absent or early • Accelerations x2 within 20 minutes.
How do you read a baby’s CTG?
How to read a CTG
- DR: Define risk.
- C: Contractions.
- BRa: Baseline rate.
- V: Variability.
- A: Accelerations.
- D: Decelerations.
- O: Overall impression.
What is a normal fetal heart rate pattern during labor?
The normal FHR range is between 120 and 160 beats per minute (bpm). The baseline rate is interpreted as changed if the alteration persists for more than 15 minutes. Prematurity, maternal anxiety and maternal fever may increase the baseline rate, while fetal maturity decreases the baseline rate.
What is a normal heart rate for a baby at 38 weeks pregnant?
What is considered normal for my baby’s heartbeat? Indications that everything with the baby is fine include: Heartbeat between 110 and 160 beats per minute.
What is the significance of a baby’s heartbeat?
The heartbeat, detectable as early as 3 weeks after conception, indicates that another human being’s life resides in the mother, and it is not to be taken away.
What happens during CTG monitoring in pregnancy?
During CTG monitoring in pregnancy, the heart rate of the baby is constantly checked for any anomalies. The machine is equipped with a printer which allows you to have a look at the heart rate yourself. Below is a table which shows the range of what the registered values indicate.
What is A Cardiotocography (CTG)?
Cardiotocography is usually called a ‘CTG’ by doctors and midwives. It can be used to monitor a baby’s heart rate and a mother’s contractions during pregnancy. Note: the information below is a general guide only.
When will I See my Baby’s Heartbeat/rate?
We know typically your baby’s heart-beat/rate is first visible on sonography around 6 weeks of gestation and we know you can’t wait to see and hear the awesome growth occurring inside your body. Now let’s back-up just a minute.