are detected for the time-series which exceeds the minimum peak height
which represents the strong Uterine Contractions. The FIG 4 shows an example in which the level
crossing rate is determined for the uterine EMG time series data and the
contractions are estimated as 3 contractions for 10 minutes which are denoted
in circles. Hence the 3 contractions represents the first stage of early labor contractions.
Another vital parameter is monitoring
the Fetal heart beat ,which determines the well-being of the Fetus. The
physician uses this procedure to assess the rhythm and rate of the Fetus’
heartbeat. Under normal circumstances, a Fetus’ heart rate ranges anywhere from
120 beats to 160 beats per minute. This rate can change depending on the
environment the Fetus experiences in the uterus. Obstetricians monitor Fetal
heartbeat practically in every pregnancy,
for observing the changes that could be connected with pregnancy or Labor-related
problems. Furthermore for Preterm Labor medications, Fetal heartbeat monitoring
allows the physician to monitor the effects of the medication on the Fetus.
Fetal heartbeat monitoring is often used for high-risk pregnancies.
0030 If the
Fetus’ heart rate is abnormal, it could mean the Fetus is not getting
sufficient amounts of oxygen or there are other problems. Monitoring the
heartbeat allows the physician to ensure everything is fine with the Fetus
during the pregnancy and through labor. Fetal Heart Rate can offer important clues about
the developing baby’s health because it’s proof that the pregnancy is
going well. FHR decreases slightly during gestation.
0031 A baby’s
heart rate will normally accelerate during a contraction, then slows as the
mother and baby recover. If the baby’s heart rate fails to recover adequately,
medical attention needs to be provided. Normal Fetal Heart Rate ranges from are
120( bpm) to 160 (bpm). Hence the Safety
Margin is: 100(bpm)