Advanced Fetal Monitoring

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Electronic fetal monitoring is done with an advanced machine that detects the essentials of a healthy delivery, such as uterine contractions and heart motion and records the detections onto graph paper. In some situations, it is essential that these things are monitored during the labor or birthing process. A birth injury attorney in your area can help you if these essentials were not properly monitored while you were in labor. 

The essentials of fetal monitoring may be necessary in order to ensure a healthy baby. Did problems arise due to or lack of advanced fetal monitoring?

Common reasons in which an advanced stage of fetal monitoring should be used include the following:

  • Premature Labor
  • Induced Labor
  • Breech Position
  • Other Problems That May Arise

Advanced fetal monitoring helps medical professionals determine how the baby is handling the contractions. Normally, a baby's heartbeat is supposedly to drop slightly during a contraction but then return to normal when the contraction is over. Advanced fetal monitoring looks for any disruptions in this pattern. A major red flag is raised if a baby's heart rate doesn't recover immediately after a contraction or a drastic drop in the baby's heart rate occurs. If you need legal assistance regarding advanced electronic fetal monitoring essentials, a birth defect lawyer can help.

The essentials of advanced electronic fetal monitoring was first introduced in the 1960's. It is used to help diagnose certain conditions that the baby may be experiencing, such as fetal hypoxia, brain damage, or athetoid cerebral palsy, in order to take action and prevent damage to the newborn. A birth defect lawyer can help if anything went wrong due to a doctor's negligence.

The essentials of fetal monitoring may be necessary in order to ensure a healthy baby. Did problems arise due to or lack of advanced fetal monitoring?

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