Oxford Centre for Fetal Monitoring Technologies


About the group

We study the relationship between fetal heart rate and fetal health prior to and during labour. We are also interested in finding better ways to monitor the baby in labour as well as 'personalising' fetal monitoring.

Our primary objective is to derive novel evidence-based knowledge by analysing the large carditocographic (CTG) archives acquired over the past 30 years by Professor Chris Redman at the Oxford Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NDOG).

We use this to develop decision support systems that assess the impeding risk of birth asphyxia for the newborn and improve clinical decision making.

Our research is partially funded by The Henry Smith Charity and Action Medical Research.

Cardiotocogram - CTG