I am in need of an opinion. I'm sure some people have differnet reasonings/philosophies on this, so I would love to hear it. Pt was on low dose pit, ctx every 3 minutes. After epidural placement (blood pressures fine) baby starts deceling down to 100. Unable to tell what kind really because our monitors werent picking up well, only could go by what we could hear, but they would occassionally pick up hr good. So we flipped her to see if that worked, which it didnt, caused baby to dip down to 90. So we checked her to see if maybe she was ready to push, which she was, baby was literally right there..so we flipped her on her other side again and baby started to drop down to 70's..we were trying to see if it was picking up moms hr becuase our monitors still werent picking up well. We werent sure if it was moms or not because she was runnign around the same pulse. Decided to throw some o2 on her just to be safe and call the midwife to come asap and evaluate. She was there within a minute and put a scalp electrode in and meanwhile said if pit wasnt off (which it wasnt at this time) to get it off. Baby ended up being in the 70's, but eventualy picked up to the 120-130's occasionally. In the end, baby turned out fine, but me and another nurse were to explain the events to the midwife that led up to what happened. So we did and she told us the first thing we should have done was turn off the pit, that we missed that first huge step and could have made things worse than what they were. We didnt think that was really the first thing necessarily to do, we always thought position changes to see if you can get her in a better position, and then if that didnt work to throw on some oxygen and d/c the pit. I understand you need to d/c the pit, but it wasnt like baby was deceling d/t being hyperstimulated. I would love to hear opinions on how you would have handled the situation because I am a new nurse and need some advice, as I have not ran into situations liek this before.