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When I look at the fetal monitor, what am I actually seeing?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: FHR and UCs

Ob doctors or nurses and parents spend a lot of time assessing condition of the uterus and fetus with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there are contractions, labor and if there is a regular and normal fetal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations.
Baby's parents should feel free to ask experienced providers for explanation of the testing and interpretation of results.

In brief: FHR and UCs

Ob doctors or nurses and parents spend a lot of time assessing condition of the uterus and fetus with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there are contractions, labor and if there is a regular and normal fetal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations.
Baby's parents should feel free to ask experienced providers for explanation of the testing and interpretation of results.
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