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    External Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

    External Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

    Picture of external fetal heart rate monitoring

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

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
    Last Revised June 18, 2012

    Last Revised: June 18, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine

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