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External Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

External fetal heart rate monitoring

External fetal heart rate monitoring is done during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It is done to keep track of the heart rate of your baby (fetus) and the duration of the contractions of your uterus.

Current as of: October 8, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
William Gilbert MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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