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PASSIVE ANTEPARTUM FETAL MONITOR

The birth of your baby is the most important event in a person's life. So there is a major amount of stress and concern about the baby's safety. There is about one chance in a hundred of an antepartum accident that can threaten the life of the baby. The need for a monitoring device is crucial and many lives can be saved.

The device most used presently is the ultrasound device. This device puts a harsh sound vibration into the womb and the returning sound pattern is sorted into a physical picture of the baby. New evidence has shown that possibly this harsh sound is not safe. These harsh vibrations can disturb the developing auditory system or effect other neurological development. The more ultrasounds given, the greater the chance of deafness, learning disorders, attention deficit, and neurological lesions. So there is a need for a safer fetal monitoring device to test the fetus condition. ENERGYSCAN QXCI has seen this need and has developed the newest QX system the FETAPHONE QX.

Fetal heart rate monitoring is the most frequently utilised diagnostic method for assessment of fetal status. The cardiotocography (CTG or joint measurement of fetal heart rate with contraction activity) was introduced into clinical practice over thirty years ago. During a CTG the fetal heart rate is analysed with the contraction activity and mothers awareness of movement. During an active invasive ultrasound check a harsh beams of sound reflected from the fetal heart. The QX device is a passive system that only filters out the natural sounds of the fetal heart. No destructive energy is used. The natural sounds and pressures of the womb and the mother's heart are monitored.

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