Acquisition of Fetal ECG with Intact Membranes


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine if it is possible to record a high quality fetal ECG using signals acquired inside of the birth canal (vagina). 


Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Pregnant women admitted to Rochester Methodist Hospital with an intrauterine pregnancy at term (≥37 0/7 weeks) who are undergoing clinically indicated pelvic examinations and standard fetal monitoring.
  • Intact Membranes
  • Singleton gestation
  • 18 years of age or more
  • Willing to give informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • High risk pregnancy specifically - incompetent os/placenta previa/PIH/Elderly Primi gravida /previous surgery



Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kyle Traynor, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Kyle Traynor M.D.


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