Another great product by Vital Needs International is First Touch™ Non-Invasive Fetal Scalp Electrode:
During current high risk delivery procedures, fetal scalp electrodes (FSE) are screwed into the baby’s scalp while still in the birth canal. This device monitors the baby’s heart rate. The FSE has an actual screw on one end which is physically screwed into the fetal scalp and wires on the other end that plug into a monitor via a cord.
Our noninvasive First Touch FSE avoids screwing into the baby’s head and instead uses a sensor that makes contact with the infant’s scalp to obtain the ECG reading. This noninvasive approach reduces the risk of infection and is much more comforting to the mother (and probably the baby).
Definitely to the baby, I would say.
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