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What are early Decels?

An early deceleration is defined as a waveform with a gradual decrease and return to baseline with time from onset of the deceleration to the lowest point of the deceleration (nadir) >30 seconds. The nadir of the early deceleration occurs with the peak of a contraction.

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In respect to this, are early decelerations normal?

Decelerations are temporary drops in the fetal heart rate. There are three basic types of decelerations: early decelerations, late decelerations, and variable decelerations. Early decelerations are generally normal and not concerning. Late and variable decelerations can sometimes be a sign the baby isn't doing well.

One may also ask, what are the nursing interventions for early decelerations? Some nursing interventions include: turn mom onto her side, stop Picotin if infusing, administer 10 L of O2, maintain IV access, determine the Fetal Heart Rate variability, and contact doctor.

Besides, what do early decelerations indicate?

Early decelerations are caused by fetal head compression during uterine contraction, resulting in vagal stimulation and slowing of the heart rate.

What causes variable decelerations?

Common causes of variable decelerations include vagal reflex triggered by head compression during pushing and cord compression such as that caused by short cord, nuchal cord, body entanglement, prolapsed cord, decreased amniotic fluid, and fetal descent.

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