So I say it's a decel and co-worker says variable. Baseline is 140 and it shoots down to 80 and goes back up. From beginning of decent to baseline is approx 30 second. Sits at 80 for about 5-10 seconds. It DOES have shoulders, but I'm not comfortable with it going so low! (She's on pitocin). What do you say? And how do you tell the difference? Keep in mind I am new and WAY panicky about the babies. However, I've called decels and she's called variables and I've been right (or so the dr has said) so sometimes my caution I feel is warranted.
How do you tell the difference?