NewZNew (Chandigarh) : In high risk pregnancy cases, emergency is always round-the-corner. But now, it is not only predicted but controlled in time – thanks to ‘Remote Fetal Monitoring’ technique. A pregnant woman can now not only monitor herself and the baby in the womb, but also send analogues to the doctor’s phone through a mobile application. Dr Preeti Jindal, Senior Consultant, Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Fortis Hospital, Mohali said, “We are the first ones to use such technique in Punjab and north of Delhi. We used this technique in two high-risk cases, out of which one was a full term and a safe delivery. This could not have happened without the RFM technique.”
Explaining, Dr Jindal added: “With the help of this technique, we have delivered full term baby weighing 2.8 kg, which was not possible without complete indoor hospital admission, which would have been extended atleast for three weeks. It not only saves money of the patients, but also decreases the stress. Through this technology many patients could monitor themselves and the doctor could see their vitals on the phone, since this is a small portable device.”
Chandigarh resident Patient who delivered a full-term baby recently, said, “Listening to your own baby’s heartbeat inside the womb has been a wonderful experience for all of us in the family. It has actually helped me a lot, as mine was a high-risk pregnancy. This technology is indeed a blessing as it helped us not only avoid frequent trips to the hospital, but also the mental stress associated with high-risk pregnancy.”
“In this technique, a patient can convey details of the foetus with the doctor sitting at a distance without any hassle of hospital admission. The application is uploaded on the phones of both the patient and the doctor. This technique helps pregnant women monitor the Fetal Heart Rate, Maternal Heart Rate, Fetal Movement, etc. After monitoring, the application sends the analogues to the doctor and if there is any emergency, the patient can rush to the hospital.”
- Reduces the risk of Intra Uterine deaths.
- Reduces the risk of pre-mature births
- Helps pregnant women monitor themselves at home, and also ensures the child’s well-being
- Is cost effective
- Reduces the stress of unwanted hospital admissions
About Hospital Mohali
Fortis Hospital Mohali is a 355 bed, JCI and NABH-certified, multispecialty care hospital. The hospital commenced operations in 2001, and is today considered one of the most recognized cardiac hospitals of India. Located in the heart of Punjab over 8.22 acres, the tertiary hospital has a comprehensive team of clinicians delivering world-class patient care, supported by advanced technology. In July 2014, Fortis Hospital Mohali added the 55-bed ‘Fortis Cancer Institute’ on its premises to offer the latest and most comprehensive Medical, Surgical and Radiation Therapy modalities.