Summer 2012
Wireless Fetal Monitoring

Many women swear by the benefit of light walking during labor. Standing and moving around can help speed things along. But the traditional hardwired
bedside monitors that are used to track the baby’s heart rate can keep Mom tethered to her bed for hours.

Bridgeport Hospital is the first hospital in Connecticut to use new wireless fetal monitoring technology for full-term mothers. These new monitors allow moms to get out of bed and walk around, while still providing continuous high-quality imaging.

The breakthrough system is simple to use, beltless and requires no wires to connect to a display or printer. A few sensors are placed on the mother’s abdomen and a wireless modem transmits data continuously to the Labor & Delivery Unit nurses’ station.