II. Indications

  1. Assess degree of Fetal Hypoxia

III. Technique

  1. Stimulate infant with one of two techniques
    1. Fetal Scalp Stimulation
    2. Fetal Acoustic Stimulation
  2. Observe Fetal Heart Rate response to stimulation

IV. Interpretation: Positive Scalp stimulation response

  1. Fetal Heart Rate increases 15 beats for 15 seconds
  2. Positive Response implies no acidosis (pH > 7.20)

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