Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring

Gandhi, Hina; Kean, Lucy
July 2008
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jul2008, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p388
Academic Journal
The article discusses the benefits and criticisms of electronic fetal heart rate monitoring in labor. The author stated that electronic fetal heart rate monitoring is a useful method of assessing intrapartum fetal well-being. He added that the trace should be carefully interpreted since it can have pitfalls and fallacies. Moreover, back up with fetal scalp blood sampling is necessary. He emphasized that regular cardiotocograph updating and training of medical and midwifery staff is mandatory.


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