First-year residents become familiar with electronic fetal monitor
tracings before they begin duties on the obstetric floor.
Yet an electronic fetal monitor
may be available for a difficult labor.
1), is about a mechanical device (the STAN monitor) designed to correct the flaws of another mechanical device (the standard electronic fetal monitor
* Use of electronic fetal monitors
is more than 85 percent on low-risk women.
The newest electronic fetal monitors
now provide for electronic data entry by health care providers, detailing examinations, blood pressure, and other clinical findings, as well as a precise digital graph of fetal heart tones and uterine contractions.
What do radical feminists tell women who choose to "medicalize" the birth process by using such devices as electronic fetal monitors
? Or the many women who seek out new technologies in order to have a child?