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How to read labour-contraction monitor chart?
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:25 PM
I had a monitor strapped to tummy to monitor bubs and contractions. I have a print out of the session.
I was told that some people start initial contractions, but can't physically feel it... It was read from the charts. So, how do I know if there were any of those contractions?
We have bubs now Suppose this is just an old question as....very interested to see when contractions started.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:31 PM
If you look at the chart the top line is the baby's heart beat (usually sits around 110- 160 beats per minute). The bottom line of the chart is the "contractions". The "baseline" usually sits at around 20 (this may depend on the machine used) and as you can probably see on the chart, that line rises with each contraction or tightening. Contractions will look a little like mountains going up on on side, peaking, then coming down on the other side. Hope this helps?! (That particular line can also go up if the mum is laughing hard, vomiting or doing anything which causes an increase in abdominal pressure).
Posted 03 May 2008 - 09:48 PM
At which number is it considered contractions?
A follow up question is how to read the print out of a ceasar session? There are lines, dots and so on. Guess one is blood preasure? Which one shows bubs and contractions?
Many thanks in advance for those helping to reply!
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