Making labor safer for women and their babies

Why is the Fetal Heart
Monitoring Market Important?

Over 85% of the 4,100,000 live births occurring in the US during 2011 required fetal monitoring during labor and delivery. Current non-invasive Doppler, employing ultrasound to detect fetal heart rate is subject to loss of fetal heart rate due to maternal/fetal movement. Fetal Scalp Electrodes that connect directly to the fetus during the later stages of labor and delivery are associated with increased risk of maternal/fetal infection. There are an estimated 28,000 fetal monitors spread over 3,400 hospitals in the US, representing an investment of over $700,000,000.


MindChild Medical, Inc., is a Pioneer
in the Development of Non-Invasive Fetal Monitoring

MERIDIAN has been developed to provide uninterruptible fetal electrocardiograph data while addressing the deficiencies in both Doppler and FSE via innovative non-invasive monitoring technology. The MERIDIAN non-invasive fetal electrocardiograph monitor is designed to report fetal heart rate data equivalent to the gold standard fetal scalp electrode in addition to novel ECG metrics intended to provide obstetricians a deeper understanding of fetal/maternal health and management.


Monitoring System

MERIDIAN is a fetal monitoring system that non-invasively measures and displays fetal heart rate (FHR) maternal heart rate (MHR), and uterine contractions/activity (UA).  MERIDIAN acquires and displays the FHR, MHR and UA tracing from abdominal surface electrodes that detect the fetal ECG signal, maternal ECG signal, and uterine muscle contraction signal.  MERIDIAN is designed for women who are at term (≥ 37 completed weeks), in labor, with singleton pregnancies, using surface electrodes on the maternal abdomen. MERIDIAN is intended for use by healthcare professionals in a clinical setting.


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