The Cause Of A Baby’s Heart Weakens After The Administration Of Induction Drugs?

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Good night. At that time I was pregnant, it was almost 10 months after hpl but there was also no contraction, until the doctor advised me to run because the amniotic fluid had started to not good … but on the run up to 2 times there was no reaction but the baby’s heartbeat weakened. What could be the cause?

1 Answer:

Hello Hindii,


Thank you for the question.

Normally, the pregnancy will last for 36-40 weeks, and end with the appearance of signs that lead to labor, such as labor contractions (burning sensation or twisting that starts in the lower abdomen radiating to the lower back, whose intensity is increasing, the frequency is more frequent, and even longer duration), opening of the uterus, and rupture of the membranes.


However, in some people, even though they have arrived at the HPL (day of birth forecast), these signs of labor may not appear at all, or appear but only in part. The difference in the timing of the appearance of the signs of labor is not yet clear. However, if you find this condition, usually the doctor will conduct further examinations to monitor the condition of the mother and fetus in the womb, such as with ultrasound, cardiotocography, and so on. In this way, it can be evaluated, is it still possible for the pregnancy to continue, or is it better to induce labor, such as by giving drugs or cesarean section.


Provision of labor induction drugs is useful to increase uterine muscle contractions, so it is expected that an opening in the uterus that will lead to labor. But of course, the response of each person to this drug can be different, there is a direct response with 1 time induction, but some are not changed at all even though it has been done several times. At the time of this induction, the condition of the fetus must also continue to be evaluated, because it is feared, a severe contraction of the uterine muscles can cause oxygen and nutrient supply to the fetus to be reduced, and fetal distress, one of which is characterized by a weakening of the fetal heartbeat. Your amniotic fluid, which is no longer in good condition, can also cause fetal distress if the fetus is not born soon. If it's like this, you need to discuss directly with the obstetrician who treats you, whether the next step that needs to be done, is it still safe to wait for the effects of induction, whether a cesarean operation is needed, or what it looks like. The doctor who treats you certainly understands this better, based on his direct observations on your condition, as well as his experience and competence.


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