Australia Market Report for Fetal and Neonatal Monitoring 2017 - MedCore
Fetal and neonatal monitoring are similar but they differ by the time during the pregnancy and birthing cycle when each device is used. Fetal monitoring occurs before and during the birthing process, while neonatal monitoring occurs after birth. Moreover, the parameters that are most important to be monitored vary depending on the stage of pregnancy. The growth and development of the fetus is important to monitor in antepartum situations in an attempt to detect complications such as intrauterine growth retardation and other malformations. Closer to labor, it is important to monitor fetal distress. After birth, it is important to monitor all physiological processes in order for physicians to take immediate, appropriate actions in the event of complications.