Supine Hypotensive Syndrome
by Cathy Parkes March 24, 2022
Supine hypotensive syndrome is caused by a pregnant patient's heavy uterus compressing the inferior vena cava when lying supine. Educate patients to rest either in a side-lying position, or with a pillow under one hip.
To understand the cause of different fetal heart rate patterns, remember VEAL CHOP.
Variable decelerations -> Cord compression.
Early deceleration -> Head compression.
Accelerations -> OK.
Late decelerations -> Placental Insufficiency.
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