Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NEW MILLENNIUM FOREST PARK GEORGIA Phillips Drive OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, New Millennium OB GYN Clayton County Forest Park GA. Doctor Office Physician

New Millennium OB GYN Clayton County Forest Park GA. Doctor Office

NEW MILLENNIUM Forest Park Georgia
Obstetrics & Gynecology Doctor Office
4990 Phillips Drive
Forest Park, GA 30297-1472

New Millennium ObGyn Forest Park Phone Number

What is fetal monitoring?

Fetal monitoring is defined as watching the baby's heart rate for indicators of stress, usually during labor and birth.

Define the types of fetal monitoring:

  • Fetoscope: This is a special type of stethoscope used for listening to a baby. There are many types of fetoscopes available, and a regular stethoscope works as well. This can usually be used after about 18 weeks.
  • Doppler: This is a handheld ultrasound device that transmits the sounds of the baby's heart rate either through a speaker or into ear pieces that are attached. This can generally pick up heart tones after 12 weeks gestation.

  • Telemetry Monitoring: It is a lot like the regular Electronic Fetal Monitoring, however, one can maintain mobility.
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring: This is an ultrasound device used during labor and birth, or during certain testing (non-stress test, contraction stress test, etc.) to record the baby's heart rate, and sometimes mother's contractions. It can be used intermittently or continuously.

  • Internal Fetal Monitoring: It is an internal monitoring with an electrode attached to the baby's head to record heart tones, and a pressure catheter to record contractions. This is also used during labor and birth, however, it is not used intermittently.