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When do you get electronic fetal heart monitoring during pregnancy?

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Electronic fetal heart monitoring is done during pregnancy, labor, and delivery to monitor the heart rate of the fetus. The fetal heart rate can signal whether the baby is doing well or is in trouble and can be done any time after 20 weeks.

SOURCES:
Cohen & Powderly: Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition, 2004.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Nonstress test."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Contraction Stress Test."
Gabbe: Obstetrics-Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 4th edition, 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 30, 2020

SOURCES:
Cohen & Powderly: Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition, 2004.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Nonstress test."
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: "Contraction Stress Test."
Gabbe: Obstetrics-Normal and Problem Pregnancies, 4th edition, 2002.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 30, 2020

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