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Towards the end of the pregnancy, the doctors appoint the expectant mother for themonitors test. In my first pregnancy I was surprised when they told me about the test, I was not sure what it was. However, the experience is a degree and in the end you end up getting used to the terminology of pregnancy: that if the O'Sullivan test, that if the exudate test, the PPF, the mucous plug ... At first it overwhelms but later you you do with it. It's like being a new mom and hearing another seasoned mom talk about children's medications ... they look like pharmaceuticals! And in the end, you become another one.
Now I am very clear what is and what does the fetal monitoring test consist of?. The delivery is near and in the last few weeks they will give you an appointment to check the baby's health status and if contractions are already starting.
During the monitor test you will have to spend a while lying comfortably on a stretcher where Straps with electrodes will be placed on your abdomen to collect a series of data through a monitor or cardiotocograph. The function of this device is to measure the fetal heartbeat, so much so, that you will be able to listen to the baby's heartbeat while you are being tested. In addition, the monitor collects contractions that occur in the uterus.
All the information is coming out on a screen next to the stretcher and they will go recording on a paper band. It is possible that during the last weeks or days before delivery, you will be scheduled several times to perform this test.
When you go into the hospital because labor has already started, they will 'plug' you back into the machine so they can check the status of the contractions and the fetal heart during dilation. In some deliveries or depending on the clinic that treats you, the device will accompany you throughout the delivery. It is mainly used to detect a possible case of fetal distress, to measure contractions and know their rhythm and intensity.
In fact, if you have an epidural, you may not notice when the contraction arrives, so the device will help the midwife or gynecologist to know when to tell you to push. In addition, during labor they could put one of these electrodes internally, if the dilation is sufficient and you have already broken water, passing it through the cervix, until place it on the baby's head.
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