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Verbena Posted: 08-13-2010 1:42 PM

Hi.

I am high risk due to my age and baby's one time irregular heartbeat and have NST's twice a week. The first 5 tests were fine. Today, baby had a 'moderate deceleration'? The tech paged the OB and MFMS and both said it was 'ok'. I am trying not to worry too much. Baby is moving around a bunch now but was more quiet this morning before the test. I am well hydrated and take in no caffiene. They had me worried that if the decelerations continued I would have to go to L&DSurprise

Anyone have this happen to them or someone they know?  Just want some info. Thanks so much!

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rutheart replied on 08-13-2010 4:39 PM

I had a bunch of NST's with my last pregnancy, and the baby had one decel during one of them, and it freaked me out too. The way it was explained to me is that it's only serious if it continues. A one-time decel can be normal, but a pattern of decel after decel is not. When the baby's heart rate goes down with every contraction, and takes longer and longer to come back up, that's when the docs start to worry.

(hugs) High risk pregnancies are so scary, with docs mentioning gloomy possibilities, so it's hard not to freak out over every little thing. FWIW, my baby is a healthy 13mo now.

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Nurse_Kate replied on 08-13-2010 6:37 PM

Please try not to stress! If it was a big concern your doctor wouldn't have sent you home. Looking at the fact your 31 weeks, small decels are typical. Not always the best thing to see, but they do happen and can be considered normal at that gestation.

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Verbena replied on 08-14-2010 5:49 PM

Thank you NurseKate and Ruth! I really appreciate the info. I did a bunch of searching on Google also and you are right, if it was a bigger issue, they would not have sent me home.

Just trying not to worry.

Thanks againFlowers

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TlovesM replied on 08-14-2010 9:51 PM

I agree with the PPs. If it were a serious issue, they would have kept you. With DD2 I had a NST after we thought my water broke (still swear it did, but anyways...) and DD2 had 4 or 5 variable decels during the NST. They sent me for a very detailed U/S that showed everything was fine with the baby (fluid good, cord fine, placenta good, baby's growth good, etc.). After monitoring me for a little while longer, they still sent me home. I was a little stressed out by it, but I guess things were fine. I think if it was something they were concerned about, they would first look into it further - they certainly wouldn't send you home!

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Verbena replied on 08-15-2010 6:55 PM

Thank you TlovesM for the reply. I am wondering now if this means I may be more likely to have a C-section?

 

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TlovesM replied on 08-15-2010 7:38 PM

Not sure why it would make that more likely. I think one deceleration is probably just chance. If you had a pattern or something, then your OB would likely want to monitor you - but that still doesn't mean c-section.

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mrss replied on 08-15-2010 8:11 PM

Verbena:
I am wondering now if this means I may be more likely to have a C-section?

 

I think it just depends on if you continue to have decels and how concerned everyone is.  Do you know at which point your OB would consider an induction if he/she thought the baby needed to come out early?  Mine doesn't like to attempt inductions for first time mothers before 36 weeks because, in his opinion, they rarely work and Mom ends up with a c-section anyway.  Some others will attempt them as early as 35 weeks.  If you continue to have decels and are induced, the baby will be monitored to see how he/she tolerates the labor.

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Verbena replied on 08-16-2010 5:31 PM

I am not sure my OB's opinion of this as I have not seen him since the decel happened. The tech paged the doctors and I did not speak to him. I will totally ask him in detail since this episode.  My next NST is in the morning so will be praying it is normal.

Thank you all for your input.

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Leeloominai replied on 08-24-2010 3:34 AM

How did the NST go?  I know my OB looks for patterns as well, but what he wants is 20 minutes of higher heartbeats and 20 minutes of lower heartbeats, alternating 20 minutes of activity with 20 minutes of rest.  Which makes for long NST's.  But it did show with DS that he was stressed as his heartbeat was high for the last two NST's we had prior to his birth.  I've never heard of this 20 mins/20 mins thing until the nurse at the hospital said that's what the OB is looking for Shrug

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