43. Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida

  1. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director3,4,
  2. George Saade MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology5,
  3. Michael R. Foley MD Chief Medical Officer Clinical Professor6,7,8,
  4. Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD Director President9,10 and
  5. Gary A. Dildy III MD Director Clinical Professor11,12
  1. Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD Director President9,10 and
  2. Shailen S. Shah Director of Operations Assistant Professor1

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316780.ch43

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Phelan, J. P. and Shah, S. S. (2010) Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida, in Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition (eds M. A. Belfort, G. Saade, M. R. Foley, J. P. Phelan and G. A. Dildy), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316780.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  2. 4

    HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  3. 5

    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  4. 6

    Scotsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  5. 7

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

  6. 8

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AR, USA

  7. 9

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citrus Valley Medical Center, West Covina, USA

  8. 10

    Clinical Research, Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation, City of Industry, Pasadena, CA, USA

  9. 11

    Mountain Star Division, Hospital Corporation of America, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  10. 12

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Virtua Health, Voorhees, NJ, USA

  2. 9

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citrus Valley Medical Center, West Covina, USA

  3. 10

    Clinical Research, Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation, City of Industry, Pasadena, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152730

Online ISBN: 9781444316780

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Keywords:

  • Fetal Considerations in the Critically Ill Gravida;
  • Detection of fetal distress in the critically ill obstetric patient;
  • Baseline fetal heart rate;
  • Fetal heart rate variability;
  • Periodic changes or FHR changes in response to uterine contractions;
  • Sinusoidal fetal heart rate pattern;
  • Fetal acid – base assessment;
  • FHR patterns in the brain - damaged infant;
  • Maternal and surgical conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • 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 or FHR changes in response to uterine contractions

  • Fetal acid – base assessment

  • FHR patterns in the brain - damaged infant

  • Maternal and surgical conditions

  • References