What's continuous fetal heart monitoring? Do they have to use a scalp clip?

See ACOG guidelines. Maternal-fetal medicine or OB doctors or nurses spend a lot of time looking at fetal heart monitoring tracings to see if there is a regular and normal heart rate, typical variability, absence of decelerations. They might order internal monitoring if high-risk mom or if abnormalities that can be associated with fetal problems. Parents should feel free to ask if it is needed. See my guide link below.