Chapter 42. Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida

  1. Gary A. Dildy III MD, Editor in Chief Professor1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD Professor2,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor3,
  4. Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD Vice Chairman and Director of Quality Assurance4,
  5. Gary D.V. Hankins MD Professor and Vice Chairman5 and
  6. Steven L. Clark MD Professor6
  1. Jeffrey P. Phelan,
  2. Cortney Kirkendall and
  3. Shailen S. Shah

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760086.ch42

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Phelan, J. P., Kirkendall, C. and Shah, S. S. (2004) Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida, in Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition (eds G. A. Dildy, M. A. Belfort, G. R. Saade, J. P. Phelan, G. D.V. Hankins and S. L. Clark), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760086.ch42

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Services Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Director, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah

  3. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Sciences, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citrus Valley Medical Center, West Covina, California, President and Director Clinical Research, Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation, Pasadena, California

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  6. 6

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Services Center, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632046324

Online ISBN: 9780470760086

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Keywords:

  • fetal heart rate;
  • bradycardia;
  • tachycardia;
  • intrapartum management;
  • fetal brain damage

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Detection of Fetal Distress in the Critically Ill Obstetric Patient

  • Baseline Fetal Heart Rate

  • Fetal Heart Rate Variability

  • Sinusoidal Fetal Heart Rate Pattern

  • Periodic changes

  • Fetal Acid-Base Assessment

  • FHR Patterns in the Brain Damaged Infant

  • Maternal and Surgical Conditions