Fetal Monitoring

Chapter

Abstract

The goal of peripartum fetal monitoring is improved neonatal outcomes, primarily neurological. Fetal monitoring may allow both obstetricians and anesthesiologists to provide more timely and specific intervention to the parturient and fetus, while ideally minimizing risks. Fetal monitoring technology has improved over the past 50 years, but classification and interpretation have lagged. It is hoped that increased attention to standardization of definitions, interpretation, and interventions, along with new emerging technology, will enhance electronic fetal monitoring’s effectiveness in assessment of fetal well-being and its contribution to better neonatal outcomes.

Keywords

Obesity Catheter Ischemia Lactate Titration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Obstetric AnesthesiologyVanderbilt University School of MedicineNashvilleUSA

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