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Is it ok to request intermittant fetal monitoring in labor?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: If low-risk only!

There is good evidence to suggest that intermittent fetal heart rate monitoring in labor is safe for low-risk pregnancies.
The problem with that approach is that it is more labor-intensive for your nurse and does not make much sense to leave your fetus in the dark during the most tumultuous period of its intrauterine existence - labor and delivery. Exercise caution and talk with your obstetrician!

In brief: If low-risk only!

There is good evidence to suggest that intermittent fetal heart rate monitoring in labor is safe for low-risk pregnancies.
The problem with that approach is that it is more labor-intensive for your nurse and does not make much sense to leave your fetus in the dark during the most tumultuous period of its intrauterine existence - labor and delivery. Exercise caution and talk with your obstetrician!
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