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OBMedical – Delivering Success to Families Worldwide           

Fetal Monitors are used during labor and delivery in 75% of all US births.  However, these devices generally require constant nurse attention, and typically they do not work for the severely overweight moms who now represent 25% to 50% of all moms in some areas.  When systems fail, a doctor has to place an electrode in the unborn baby’s scalp in an undesirable procedure.

OBMedical has developed LaborView®, an FDA-cleared Fetal Monitoring sensor system that provides monitoring in patients of a wide range of  sizes¹.  It is especially effective in situations where external monitoring does not work due to a mother’s Body Mass Index (BMI)¹.  LaborView® is a simple accessory that can be plugged into one of the 28,000 existing ultrasound based fetal monitors that already interface to hospital information systems.  It displays both fetal heart rate, maternal heart rate and contractions.   By using the existing systems, you can avoid the capital equipment budgeting delays, and the single use disposable is paid for out of the operating budget.

Reference: 1. FDA Clinical Performance Study 

How Does LaborView Works?

The tracking or tracing of the baby’s heart rate (as well as the mom’s) has been common in the United States for almost fifty years in order to optimize mom’s and baby’s safety fine during labor and delivery.  It is also common for doctors and nurses to be interested in measuring the timing of your contractions to see how your labor is progressing.  Today, almost 75% of patients in labor at the hospital are monitored using sensors held on by belts and straps that record these important measurements (baby’s heart rate, mom’s heart rate and contractions).   Many moms have complained that these sensors with their belts and straps are uncomfortable and generally keep you in the bed since the straps and wires are connected to monitors that sit next to the bed.    Simple tasks such as bathroom trips, walking around and turning in bed during labor are difficult. Sometimes, extremely overweight moms are even tougher to monitor due to the extra tissue around the belly and undesirable alternatives are required.  These alternatives involve your doctor putting a special tube (pressure measuring catheter)  into your uterus to measure contractions and/or  may involve putting a sensor on your baby’s head to collect the baby’s heart rate. These devices are even more limiting and can make leaving the bed more difficult.

To solve these problems, OBMedical has developed LaborView to measure contractions along with both you and your baby’s heart rate.  LaborView works with an array of simple sticker like pads placed on your abdomen. Once placed, the pads measure and transmit all three signals to the bedside monitor via bluetooth while allowing you to move around, walk, use the bathroom or sit in a chair without any wires tying you to the bed.IMAG1399

LaborView works better for overweight  moms than external monitors and can help avoid the use of undesirable monitors inside your uterus.¹

We think you will like the freedom to walk and move that LaborView provides, and your nurses will not have to bother you so much to re-position belts and straps due to the need to constantly adjust the old wired sensors.

Make sure you ask your doctors and hospital staff to use LaborView when you go in to deliver your precious baby!


Reference: 1. FDA Clinical Performance Study