Fetal Movement Profile
The Fetal Movement Profile (FMP) parameter detects fetal movements with an ultrasound transducer
connected to the monitor. Only the fetus monitored on the FHR1 channel is monitored for FMP.
Once you have enabled FMP (see "Switching FMP On and Off" on page 148), it is triggered
You connect an ultrasound transducer.
A patient is discharged.
When FMP is enabled, the ultrasound transducer detects most fetal body movements. Eye movements
are not detected, and movement of the feet and hands may not be detected. Positioning or
repositioning of the transducer is recorded as fetal movement. Maternal movement, excessive fetal
breathing, or fetal hiccups may also be recorded as fetal movement (also in case of fetal demise or
during the second stage of labor). You can mark these artifacts on the trace paper using either the
remote event marker, or the event marker key as described in "Marking an Event" on page 68. FMP
should be interpreted with care, or disabled when the patient is ambulating or during the second stage
of labor. Ignore these movements when you interpret the FMP. When monitoring twins or triplets,
only the fetus monitored on the FHR1 channel is monitored for movement, but be aware that
movements recorded for FHR1 may also be caused by movement of the second or third fetus.
The fetal movement profile (FMP) appears as "activity blocks" along the top of the Toco scale, the
length of each block showing the duration of the activity.
11 Monitoring FHR and FMP Using Ultrasound