Fetal heart monitoring paper is a commonly used tool in the process of maternal examination. It helps doctors judge the health status of the fetus by recording the baby's heart rate changes in the mother's body. Correct use of fetal heart rate monitoring paper can improve the accuracy and reliability of monitoring.
This article will share some precautions and tips for using fetal heart rate monitoring paper to help pregnant women and medical staff better monitor operations.
1. Select the appropriate fetal heart rate monitoring paper
Different fetal heart rate monitors may require the use of specific types of fetal heart rate monitoring paper. Therefore, before use, please ensure that the selected fetal heart rate monitoring paper is compatible with the fetal heart rate monitor, and follow the recommendations in the device manual.
Before starting monitoring, clean the pregnant woman's abdomen to ensure that there is no dirt or oil between the sensor and the skin, which can improve the quality of signal transmission. At the same time, choose a stable environment to avoid the impact of external interference on heart rate monitoring.
3. Correctly place the fetal heart rate monitoring paper
The sensor of the fetal heart rate monitoring paper is placed in the appropriate position of the pregnant woman's abdomen, usually in the most active part of the fetus. Place with gentle but firm pressure to ensure good skin contact and signal transmission. Adjustments can be made in different positions as directed by your doctor or nurse.
4. Determine baseline heart rate
Please wait patiently for a period of time until the fetal heart rate monitoring paper shows the baby's baseline heart rate. Baseline heart rate is the normal heart rate range for a fetus at rest, usually between 110-160 beats per minute. Knowing the baseline heart rate of the fetus makes it easier to detect abnormalities.
5. Pay attention to the changes in the fetal heart rate pattern
Observe the graphic changes on the fetal heart rate monitoring paper, including the increase, decrease or sudden change of the heart rate. These changes may be a sign of fetal stimulation or hypoxia. Record and report any abnormalities in time for further evaluation and treatment by doctors.
6. Fetal Activity Recording
When recording the fetal heart rate monitoring paper, pay attention to recording the activity of the fetus. Record your baby's kicks, turns, or other movements, as well as your felt baby's movements. This information helps doctors determine how active and developing the fetus is.
7. Termination of custody and assessment of results
After the monitoring is over, communicate with the doctor or nurse in time to jointly evaluate the results of the fetal heart rate monitoring paper and the health status of the baby. Report any abnormal or unusual situation in time so that necessary measures can be taken in a timely manner.
The fetal heart rate monitoring paper is an important tool in the maternity check-up. Correct use of it can provide accurate fetal heart rate monitoring and assessment of the baby's health status. Selecting the appropriate monitoring paper, correctly placing and adjusting the position of the sensor, and paying attention to recording the changes in the fetal heart rate pattern and fetal activity are the keys to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the monitoring process. At the same time, work closely with doctors or nurses during the operation to jointly evaluate the results and report any abnormalities in a timely manner. By following these precautions and skills, the effect of using the fetal heart rate monitoring paper will be maximized, providing comprehensive protection for the health of pregnant women and fetuses.