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Is internal fetal monitoring require an invasive procedure?
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Internal monitoring requires that the bag of water is broken.
If it is intact, the doctor will break the bag of water with a tiny plastic hook. If contractions need to be monitored, a small plastic tube (iupc) is slid into the uterus, it gets squeezed during contractions and monitors intensity. If the baby needs to be monitored a small heart rate monitor is attached to the baby's scalp.

In brief: Yes
Internal monitoring requires that the bag of water is broken.
If it is intact, the doctor will break the bag of water with a tiny plastic hook. If contractions need to be monitored, a small plastic tube (iupc) is slid into the uterus, it gets squeezed during contractions and monitors intensity. If the baby needs to be monitored a small heart rate monitor is attached to the baby's scalp.
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Susan Almquist
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes.
External fetal monitoring is when we monitor the baby's heart rate with a monitor on your belly.
Internal fetal monitoring is when the monitor is placed on the baby's head. This means that the membranes are ruptured and there is not a barrier between the monitor and the baby.

In brief: Yes.
External fetal monitoring is when we monitor the baby's heart rate with a monitor on your belly.
Internal fetal monitoring is when the monitor is placed on the baby's head. This means that the membranes are ruptured and there is not a barrier between the monitor and the baby.
Dr. Susan Almquist
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