What does a sinusoidal pattern mean?
BACKGROUND: In 1972, Manseau et al. and Kubli et al. described an undulating wave form alternating with a flat or smooth baseline fetal heart rate (FHR) in severely affected, Rh-sensitized and dying fetuses. This FHR pattern was called 'sinusoidal' because of its sine waveform.
A late deceleration is a symmetric fall in the fetal heart rate, beginning at or after the peak of the uterine contraction and returning to baseline only after the contraction has ended (Figure 6). The descent and return are gradual and smooth.
- early deceleration in fetal heart rate monitoring, a transient decrease in heart rate that coincides with the onset of a uterine contraction. late deceleration in fetal heart rate monitoring, a transient decrease in heart rate occurring at or after the peak of a uterine contraction and resulting from fetal hypoxia.
- the sudden stopping of movement, a frequent mechanism of motion injury. Common causes of deceleration injury are motor vehicle accidents and falls. early deceleration in fetal heart rate monitoring, a transient decrease in heart rate that coincides with the onset of a uterine contraction.
- Deceleration is a slowing down: the unexpected deceleration of your car might mean that you've run out of gas. Use the noun deceleration when you talk about a gradual decrease in speed. The opposite of deceleration is acceleration, or speeding up.
Variable decelerations are irregular, often jagged dips in the fetal heart rate that look more dramatic than late decelerations. Variable decelerations happen when the baby's umbilical cord is temporarily compressed. This happens during most labors. Such a pattern can be harmful to the baby.
- The myths
- Morning sickness. You may have heard that the severity of morning sickness is a clue about your baby's sex.
- Skin condition. Some people believe that a girl baby will steal the mother's beauty.
- Cravings. With boys, you crave salty and savory foods like pickles and potato chips.
- Heart rate.
- What will help boost my chances of having twins?
- Being older rather than younger helps.
- Have fertility assistance such as in vitro fertilisation or take fertility drugs.
- Pick your own genetics carefully!
- Be of African/American heritage.
- Having been pregnant before.
- Have a big family.
- Make physical contact.
- Be a gentleman. Pull out her chair at a restaurant and push it back in after she sits down.
- Hold her hand. If she doesn't pull away from you, then you know she likes what you are doing.
- Adjust her hair.
- Try a kiss on the cheek first.
Updated: 4th October 2019