It is now believed that cerebral palsy may be due to a variety of factors including genetic abnormalities stress put upon the baby during the labor and delivery process. These situations where stress is put upon a child during the labor and delivery process are usually deemed to be preventable.
For example, the use of electronic fetal monitoring… more »
The benefits of fetal monitoring are limited by human error. Clinicians often make mistakes in their interpretation of fetal monitoring strips. In addition, any dangerous deviations in heart rate must be diagnosed in a timely manner in order to prevent dangerous complications.
Reading fetal monitoring strips
It is important that clinicians have proper education and training to interpret fetal monitoring… more »