this tells us how our baby and placenta is going to react to labor
give them meds oxytocin to give them contraction- we like them to have 3 contraction less 40 sec or longer in 10 mins...and monitor fetal heart rate in response to this.
- we are looking to see if we have placenta insufficiency
- baby with intrauterine growth problems.
- post term pregnancy
- Normal finding:
- FHR does not decre after the contractions bc it prefuses the placenta when it is released- no decelerations and it is consider a negative stress test
positive- means we have decelerations after a contraction taking longer for the blood to get the baby.