A First-time Mom Shares her Quest for Evidence-Based Fetal Monitoring

Sarah, her husband, and her baby right after birth

July 18, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. In my last post, I discussed the evidence for fetal monitoring. To sum up what I found, evidence clearly shows that intermittent auscultation (listening to the baby’s heart rate while feeling the mom’s contractions with your […]

Evidence-Based Fetal Monitoring

July 17, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. I’ve written before about the lack of evidence for continuous electronic fetal monitoring, but recently I felt the need to write further on this issue. I feel strongly that our maternity care in the U.S. has headed down […]

Q & A: Continuous electronic fetal monitoring

April 30, 2012 by Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN, APRN © Copyright Evidence Based Birth. Please see disclaimer and terms of use. **For an updated article on continuous electronic fetal monitoring, please view this article instead, “Evidence-Based Fetal Monitoring” Healthcare providers in hospital birth settings often recommend continuous electronic fetal monitoring. In recent years, a wireless (mobile or […]