uterine monitoring

uterine monitoring

Home uterine monitoring, pregnancy monitoring Obstetrics The use of a belt-like device with pressure sensor, to detect premature labor; some sensors measure pressure changes over time, which can be “ported” by telephone to a clinician Indications High-risk Pts–eg, with Hx of early labor or early contractions; it is unclear whether UM prevents premature labor
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Uterine massage and uterine monitoring in the 30 minutes after birth were most commonly missing.
Home uterine monitoring has not been shown to help improve outcomes in preterm birth, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists does not recommend its use.
Treatments during a high-risk pregnancy that can delay delivery include medication, hospitalization, hydration, uterine monitoring and home care, and are not always covered by insurance plans.
Other components of Special Delivery are nutrition education and uterine monitoring to prevent early contractions that may lead to premature deliveries.
The new services will be provided through NYHC's Special Deliveries Division and include newly offered home uterine monitoring and terbutaline pump therapy.
These poorly designed studies never address the fact that home obstetrical care using telemedicine and home uterine monitoring extends the gestational period, and this has been acknowledged in previous studies.
Studies show that commonly practiced obstetrical interventions to prevent preterm birth, such as bed rest and home uterine monitoring, don't improve outcome, yet they continue to be prescribed, he said.
Healthdyne's Vice President of Medical Affairs, added, "Physicians and third party payors have consistently made Healthdyne's comprehensive Preterm Labor Program, which combines the use of the System 37(R) home uterine monitoring device and nursing contact, available to patients based on the individual judgment of the treating physician.