external fetal monitoring

external fetal monitoring

Obstetrics The use of 2 straps–one over the upper abdomen attached to a pressure gauge and record contractions, the 2nd measures the fetal heart rate. Cf Internal fetal monitoring.
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The external fetal monitoring device was the first electronic monitor to trace fetal heart rate and is still used today, varied only slightly from original design.
The patient was admitted for observation of labor and external fetal monitoring.