Chapter ten of this guidance for the care of healthy women and babies during childbirth outlines recommendations for the monitoring of healthy patients intrapartum.
This article deals with those monitoring techniques that are used immediately preceding or during childbirth - known as intrapartum fetal monitoring. It looks at criticisms of the routine use of electronic fetal monitoring, who should have monitoring, fetal blood sampling, and potential future developments in this field.
No evidence linking cardiotocography and mobile phone use was identified using the standard clinical query protocol. Additional searching identified advice from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on the use of mobile phones in hospitals.