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In this research project the investigators want to figure out whether ultrasound (a non-invasive method) can be used to assess how the fetus is doing during labor.
When you are in labor, the heart beat of your fetus is monitored continuously. The normal pattern is reactive and suggests that the fetus is doing well. When the pattern is different from reactive, it is difficult to say if the fetus is doing well or not. Previous investigators have shown that even with the most worrisome fetal heart rate pattern, only 2/1000 cases would require immediate delivery. Currently, we use invasive procedures like taking a drop of blood from fetal head to further assess how the fetus is doing or just proceed with the fastest way of delivery (which could increase the risk associated with surgery). In this research project we want to figure out whether ultrasound (a non-invasive method) can be used to assess how the fetus is doing during labor.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
The Cooper Health System
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:39:24-0400
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