The clinical data and the cardiotocograms of 232 low-risk-deliveries and of 344 cases of high risk deliveries (98 premature deliveries, 102 cases with meconium stained amniotic fluid, 86 cases with EPH gestosis and 58 cases of fetal distress necessitating emergency cesarean section) have been studied. It is concluded that the fetal heart rate accelerations even in cases of high risk pregnancies and deliveries indicate a good fetal state and a good neonatal outcome. In the presence of both decelerations and accelerations the fetal state is still good. In the presence of accelerations the low- and high risk deliveries (except the premature deliveries) have a similarly good prognosis. With a lack of accelerations, the neonatal mortality and frequency of resuscitations are higher, and low Apgar-scores commoner.
|Translated title of the contribution||The prosnostic significance of fetal heart rate acceleration in the first stage of labour|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Zentralblatt fur Gynakologie|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology