Fetal Bradycardia (labor and delivery)

Fetal bradycardia occurs when there is evidence of sustained depression of the fetal heart rate (below 100 beats per minute) for a period of five minutes or longer as demonstrated on Fetal Heart Tracings. This condition is generally associated with hypoxia and/or placental insufficiency.

Baseline Fetal Heart Rate (labor and delivery)

The baseline fetal heart rate is normally between 120 and 160 beats per minute (110 to 160 at full term).