Influence of paced maternal breathing on fetal-maternal heart rate coordination.

  title={Influence of paced maternal breathing on fetal-maternal heart rate coordination.},
  author={Peter Van Leeuwen and D. Geue and Michael Thiel and Dirk Cysarz and Sandra Lange and Mary Romano and Niels Wessel and Juergen Kurths and Dietrich H. W. Gr{\"o}nemeyer},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={106 33},
Pregnant mothers often report a special awareness of and bonding with their unborn child. Little is known about this relationship although it may offer potential for the assessment of the fetal condition. Recently we found evidence of short epochs of fetal-maternal heart rate synchronization under uncontrolled conditions with spontaneous maternal breathing. Here, we examine whether the occurrence of such epochs can be influenced by maternal respiratory arrhythmia induced by paced breathing at… CONTINUE READING
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