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CTG - cardiotocography is a diagnostic technique used to monitor fetal heart rate and uterine contractions during pregnancy. 


CTG - cardiotocography is recommended for pregnant women who are at an increased risk of pregnancy complications or who have certain health issues. It can also be used to monitor the fetal condition during pregnancy to ensure the normal development of the child.


Preparation for CTG - cardiotocography involves placing sensors on the pregnant woman's abdomen that record fetal heart rate and uterine contractions. Sometimes, it is recommended for the pregnant woman to have a full bladder to ensure a clearer picture of the fetal condition.


During CTG - cardiotocography, the sensors record the fetal heart rate and uterine contractions over a specific period. These data are recorded and analyzed to assess the fetus's health and to identify any abnormalities or complications.


CTG - cardiotocography results provide information about fetal heart and uterine activity and help physicians monitor the fetus's health during pregnancy. These results can indicate potential complications or problematic conditions that require further monitoring or intervention.


After CTG - cardiotocography, it is important to follow the doctor's instructions and, if necessary, take appropriate steps or therapy. Regular prenatal check-ups are important for monitoring the fetus's health and timely detection of potential complications or problems during pregnancy.


What is cardiotocography (CTG)?

CTG is a medical monitoring technique used during pregnancy to assess the fetal heart rate and uterine contractions. It provides valuable information about the well-being of the fetus.

Why is CTG used during pregnancy?

CTG is used to monitor the fetal heart rate and uterine contractions to detect any signs of distress or abnormalities in the baby's oxygen supply, especially during labor.

Why is CTG used during pregnancy?

Two sensors are typically placed on the mother's abdomen: one to monitor the fetal heart rate and the other to monitor uterine contractions. The data is recorded on a graph.

When is CTG usually performed during pregnancy?

CTG can be done at various stages of pregnancy, but it is most commonly used during the third trimester and during labor.

Is CTG safe for both the mother and the baby?

Yes, CTG is considered safe and non-invasive. It doesn't pose any risks to the mother or the baby.

What do the CTG tracings indicate?

The tracings show the fetal heart rate and uterine contractions. Changes in these patterns can indicate fetal distress or other issues.

What is a normal fetal heart rate on a CTG?

An average fetal heart rate typically ranges from 120 to 160 beats per minute. Variations within this range are considered normal.

What can abnormal CTG tracings indicate?

Abnormal CTG tracings may suggest fetal distress, oxygen deprivation, or other complications that require medical attention.

Can CTG predict complications during labor?

CTG can provide early warning signs of potential complications, allowing healthcare providers to take appropriate actions to ensure the safety of both the mother and the baby.

What happens if CTG shows abnormalities?

If CTG tracings indicate abnormalities, healthcare providers may perform additional tests, adjust the mother's position, provide oxygen, or consider other interventions to address the issue and safeguard the baby's health.

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