uterine activity monitor


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uterine activity monitor

An electronic sensor applied to or worn around the abdomen to note and record uterine contractions and fetal heart tones.

Patient care

Such sensors are sometimes used by patients at home, particularly if they have a history of preterm delivery. If home monitoring is used, patients are taught to apply the monitor daily and transmit the data by telephone to a health care professional for analysis. After analyzing the data, a telephone assessment for symptoms and signs of preterm labor is conducted, with necessary advice given to the patient.

See also: monitor