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CTG's are used by Obstetricians as part of their routine examination to monitor the Fetal Heart Rate.  Some CTG's also have the additional function to record and monitor the uterine wall activity.  In addition to this it has become quite essential to some practitioners to be able to discern between the Heart Rates of fetuses in a twin pregnancy.

FHR & Contraction Measurement

CTG measures your baby's heart rate. At the same time it also monitors the contractions in the womb (uterus). CTG is used both before birth (antenatally) and during labour, to monitor the baby for any signs of distress. By looking at various different aspects of the baby's heart rate, doctors and midwives can see how the baby is coping.

In CTG monitoring, a special type of ultrasound, called Doppler®, is used. This type of ultrasound is used to measure structures that are moving, making it useful for monitoring heart rate.The other plate on the CTG measures how tense the mother's tummy (abdomen) is. This measurement is used to show when the uterus is contracting.

SSEM Mthembu supply the Sunray range of CTG’s. These offer a number of features needed to ensure optimal results from tests done on these systems.