Fetal Heartbeat

When can the fetal heartbeat first be seen? ... read more »

Ultrasound and Missed Abortion or Miscarriage

A missed abortion or miscarriage can be diagnosed on ultrasound (sonogram) with several different signs. ... read more »

Fetal Heart Rate

Can fetal heart rate predict my baby's sex? ... read more »

Labor Monitoring: What Are All These Wires?

The first few hours you spend in the labor and delivery department are hectic. You will have little to no alone time as medical staff prepares you for delivery. ... read more »

Fetal Heart Rate Not Good Predictor of Fetal Health

According to a research study completed by the Intermountain Medical Center, fetal heart rate may not be the best indicator of fetal health. ... read more »

The Effects of Tachysystole on the Fetal Heart

Researchers from the University of Utah and Intermountain Healthcare published a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that examined the various effects of tachysystole on the fetal heart. ... read more »

Human Heart Tissue Jumbled Until Late Pregnancy

Despite the fact that the first human heart beat can be detected early in the first trimester, researchers from the University of Leeds report human heart tissues remain jumbled until walls develop late in pregnancy. ... read more »

Fetal Testing and Monitoring

Fetal testing and monitoring are done to ensure that a fetus is healthy and growing at an acceptable rate. Fetal tests can help detect potential and actual problems. This gives the doctors an opportunity to treat the problem before it further develops, if at all possible. ... read more »

Category 2 Fetal Heart Rate Tracing Algorithm Decelerations 30 minutes

There is no moderate variability and no accelerations QUESTION: Are there significant decelerations with >=50% of contractions for >=30 minutes?   ... read more »

Can Fetal Heart Rate Predict a Miscarriage?

The fetal heart rate can be seen on ultrasound as early as 5 weeks 1 days of the pregnancy, and usually it's seen by 6 weeks and 0 days. ... read more »

Category 2 Fetal Heart Rate Tracing Algorithm Recommendations No Variability No Decelerations 30 minutes

There is no moderate variability and/or no accelerations PLUS There are NO significant decelerations with >=50% of contractions for >=30 minutes   RECOMMENDATIONS: Observe for one (1) hour If persistent pattern then do cesarean delivery/operative vaginal delivery   ... read more »

When Is the Earliest an Ultrasound Can Diagnosis Pregnancy?

You may have had a positive pregnancy test but when will you be able to have an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy? And what will that early ultrasound show? ... read more »

Predicting a Miscarriage

Successful pregnancy can be predicted up to 94% accuracy between days 33 and 36 using transvaginal ultrasound to detect 3 markers, gestational sac diameter, yolk sac size, and fetal cardiac activity. ... read more »

Fetal Heart Rate Tracing: Category 2

There is moderate variability and/or there are accelerations QUESTION: Are there significant decelerations with >=50% of contractions for 1 hour or more?   ... read more »

Risk of Miscarriage and Fetal Heart Rate

With vaginal bleeding, the risk of miscarriage is high before you see the fetal heartbeat and low without bleeding after you see the heartbeat. ... read more »

Category 2 Fetal Heart Rate Tracing Algorithm Recommendations Variability and No Significant Decelerations

There is moderate variability and/or there are accelerations PLUS There are NO significant decelerations for 1 hour or more   RECOMMENDATIONS: ... read more »

When will Your Baby’s Heart Start Beating?

There is much debate surrounding the actual moment when life forms inside the pregnant woman. ... read more »

Do Mothers “Teach” Their Babies’ Hearts to Beat?

Every expectant mother I’ve ever known has remarked on the incredible speed of theirbaby’s heartbeat in utero. They say it sounds unbelievably fast, almost as though it is going to just beat right out of their tiny chests. ... read more »