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Fetal Heart Monitoring Prior to Cesarean Birth

Wisner, Kirsten MS, RNC, CNS

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: May/June 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 3 - p 193
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000139
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing

What is recommended for fetal assessment prior to cesarean birth? Do all women need continuous electronic fetal monitoring?

Kirsten Wisner is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital in Salinas, CA. She can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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