Depending on the pregnancy week, the normal heart rate of your unborn child is between 110 and 150 beats per minute (bpm = beats per minute). Yes, so fast is the pulse of the little rascals or rascals in the mother's stomach. At the delivery date, he even rises to 115 to 160 bpm.
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In addition to the unborn child's heart rate, the CTG also measures labor. Their labor is judged by strength, duration and regularity. It should be noted that there may be a high rate (up to 60%) of false-positive findings due to numerous disturbances and influencing factors (false positive = supposed finding, without there really being anything).
What does a too high CTG value mean?
Often nothing. But a strong increase of the child's heart sounds, especially if it occurs again, can also be an indication that the child is not sufficiently supplied with oxygen. In this respect, this is always a reason for the gynecologist to prevent a further endangerment of the unborn child. Incidentally, this also applies to a low heart rate.
Author: Dr. Hubertus Glaser