Fetal bradycardia resulting from maternal hypoglycemia: A report of two cases

D. C. Kramer, F. S. Fleischer, G. F. Marx

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Two term-pregnant women presented in the obstetric unit with marked diaphoresis and tremulousness. Fetal heart rate monitoring revealed severe bradycardia. Both mothers had blood glucose levels consistent with the diagnosis of hypoglycemia. In both cases the fetal heart rate normalized with improvement in the mothers' glycemic state. The presence of material hypoglycemia should always be considered as a potential cause of fetal bradycardia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-396
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 22 1995



  • bradycardia
  • fetus
  • hypoglycemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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