No matter your role, if you work in the realm of pregnancy care, then you know the importance of managing health before a baby is delivered. Fetal monitoring systems are one way a healthcare provider can oversee the baby's health.
What is it?
The machine works outside the body, which means the experience isn’t invasive or painful. Fetal monitoring systems keep track of the baby’s heart rate through the use of electricity. The heart rate should be 110-160 beats per minute. These machines can also monitor contractions of the uterus. They work by recording the baby's heartbeat through the mother's abdomen. It's not only used before birth, but can also be used during.
Who uses them?
Medical professionals who work with obstetrics or in emergency medicine can use this technology. Some specific examples of people who might use it are obstetricians (OB-GYNs) or nurses. Healthcare workers use these devices for most pregnancies.
What is it used for?
Fetal monitoring systems can detect hypoxia, a lack of oxygen. Multiple factors can affect heart rates, such as pain medicine or uterine contractions. If a medical professional detects a problem, they can use that information to decide whether to deliver drugs or when to begin delivery. And if the pregnancy is high-risk (like if the mom has diabetes or high blood pressure) this machine can keep an eye on any concerns.
Booth Medical has multiple models of fetal monitoring systems. Some special features are 12-hour memory, built-in thermoprinter, or high-resolution touch screens. Whichever model you choose, infants will be safer because of your decision during pregnancy care. See which of our models fits best for your needs.