What does my electronic fetal monitoring medical report indicate?
This is EFM, and records for both are always kept - EFM and IUPC.
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LEt me explain.
AN external fetal monitor measures the fetal heart rate, and the IUPC measures uterine contractions.
Irrespective of which one it is, records are always supposed to be kept, particular when the outcome hinges on the recording.
And BPP indicates a biophysical profile.
Each of the five components – body movements, muscle tone, breathing movements, amniotic fluid, and heartbeat – is assigned a score of either 0 (abnormal) or 2 (normal). These are added up for a total score ranging from 0 to 10. In general, a total score of 8 or 10 is normal, 6 is considered borderline, and below 6 is worrisome.
BPP includes both - an ultrasound scan , and a NST - non stress test, NST is done via an EFM.
SO for calculating BPP, ultrasound scan is a must, which is ALWAYS recorded.
Hope I have been clear enough.
Feel free to discuss further.
The EFM reading is normal, no reason obvious to induce.
THank you for the kind words.
See they have mentioned a BPP of 8 / 10.
BPP In itself means biophysical profile.
That HAS to include an ultrasound scan and fetal heart rate monitoring.
Just EFM and IUPC cannot give a BPP score.
There is clearly a big gap in information here.
The fetal assessment mentions a BPP of 8 / 10, but does not mention a scan .
THe EFM readings too are normal.
Frankly, the assessment just includes findings from the EFM ( electronic fetal monitor ) and those are normal.
There is just no visible reason to induce early.
Can you scan the complete hospital records, so that I might maybe pick up some information that might have missed your notice ?
Scan and upload the entire document set I mean ?
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