In contrast, an obstetrician with costs on items ranging from equipment, such as sutures, speculums, colposcopes, microscopes, fetal monitors
, and ultrasounds, to malpractice costs in the tens of thousand of dollars per year, has to make a pretty penny before he starts to show a profit.
Hospitals sometimes keep the fetal monitor
strip separate from the patient's medical records, requiring counsel to request the strip from the labor and delivery department.
Assuming fetal distress is a random event, a temporal pattern for the diagnosis of this problem suggests that physicians interpret and act on changes in fetal monitor
tracings or use fetal monitoring differently during late night hours.
About 4 1/2 hours later, the fetal monitor
indicated decelerations of the fetal heart rate, and the ObGyn was notified.
She was placed on a fetal monitor
, given tocolytics to stop contractions, and prescribed betamethasone to mature the twins' lungs.
* Use of electronic fetal monitors
is more than 85 percent on low-risk women.
The 10 fetal monitors
- vital for monitoring both mother and baby during childbirth - will be used at Birmingham Maternity Hospital.
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?