Fetal strip pattern:
Cause - uteroplacental insufficiency
Clinical - Nonreassuring pattern associated with hypoxemia, considered ominous if not corrected
Nursing - change mom's position, stop oxytocin, O2, use internal monitor, palpate uterus
Pattern - gradually decrease in association with contractions; start after contractions start, end after contractions end. The lowest point of deceleration is at the peak of contractions.