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PeriCALM Patterns (TM) is patented, electronic fetal monitoring pattern recognition software that identifies and measures baseline, baseline variability, fetal heart rate decelerations and uterine contractions during labor.
Criteria include a baseline rate of 110-160 beats per minute, moderate baseline variability, and the absence of late or variable decelerations.
Interpretation of the data would be difficult if response rates during disruption fell within the range of baseline variability.
ACOG provides that fetal blood sampling may be indicated when there is (1) meconium staining, (2) an abnormal or confusing fetal heart rate pattern, or (3) decreased baseline variability and the physician cannot determine whether it has been caused by fetal acidosis or maternal medication.