Continuous fetal monitoring does not improve outcomes, raises intervention rate
A study of laboring women showed that continuous external fetal monitoring (EFM) done by machine does not improve neonatal outcomes for the average mother. In fact, the restriction of movement and loss of certain coping methods (such as hydrotherapy) associated with EFM was found to have negatively affected women and made the machinery the main focus of birth.
Click here to read the entire study from The Cochrane Library.
9/7/2022 08:44:09 pm
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