electronic fetal monitor


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electronic fetal monitor

n.
An electronic device used during labor to monitor fetal heartbeat and maternal uterine contractions.
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Noun1.electronic fetal monitor - an electronic monitor that monitors fetal heartbeat and the mother's uterine contractions during childbirth
monitor - a piece of electronic equipment that keeps track of the operation of a system continuously and warns of trouble
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Asked for her view on a CTG - electronic fetal monitor - result recorded at around 7.30pm on June 20 last year, she said it was "not normal".
The old CTG machine of Lyari Hospital had been lying out of order due to some technical fault since several months and doctors and staff gynaecology department were facing hardship due to the unavailability of Cardiotocography machine for a monitoring, called cardiotocograph, more commonly known as an electronic fetal monitor (EFM).
The same line of questioning applies to the tools we employ to assist us in labor and delivery, including one of the most ubiquitous ones--the electronic fetal monitor.
Induced labor occurs in a hospital, where the woman is hooked up to at least one intravenous line and an electronic fetal monitor. A 2011 study found babies born from induced labor without a recognized indication were 64 percent more likely to wind up in a neonatal intensive care unit.
While an electronic fetal monitor was being applied, the patient experienced severe acute abdominal pain with radiation to low back pain, then nausea followed by vomiting and excruciating headache.
Prior to doing my obstetric/gynecological rotation, I had read in my medical textbook that using an electronic fetal monitor during delivery did not reduce the most serious complication (cerebral palsy) of hypoxia, and in fact, using the fetal monitor only increased the risk of unnecessary C-sections.

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