Electronic Fetal Heart Monitoring
How It Feels
Lying on your back (or side) while you are being monitored may be uncomfortable or painful if you are having labor contractions. The belts holding the monitors in place may feel tight.
You may be able to change positions or move around more during internal electronic fetal heart monitoring than during external monitoring.
Placing the internal monitor into your uterus may be mildly uncomfortable.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 18, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine