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I don't have time to take off work for all those fetal monitoring tests but know they are important. Cant I just go to l&d?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: See ACOG guidelines

Maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors or nurses spend a lot of time assessing with ultrasound or with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations.
They might order additional monitoring if high-risk mom or abnormalities that can be associated with fetal problems parents should feel free to ask what's best for all.

In brief: See ACOG guidelines

Maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors or nurses spend a lot of time assessing with ultrasound or with fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations.
They might order additional monitoring if high-risk mom or abnormalities that can be associated with fetal problems parents should feel free to ask what's best for all.
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