Vibroacoustic Stimulation

Vibroacoustic stimulation is an artificial burst of noise produced by a handheld battery-powered artificial larynx (Birnholz and Benacerraf, 1983). This device is portable and easy to apply to the maternal abdomen and provides a stimulation that combines both sound and vibration. The goal is to alter the fetal behavioral state, waken a sleeping fetus, and provoke accelerations in the heart rate. Use of this device is associated with a significant increase in the number of reactive NSTs and a significant decrease in overall testing time. The use of vibroacoustic stimulation in achieving fetal heart rate accelerations has been found to be equally predictive of a favorable fetal outcome as spontaneously generated fetal heart rate accelerations (Smith et al., 1986).

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine

Discover How to Heal Yourself Naturally! Safe, All-Natural Alternatives to Taking High-Cost, Side-Effect-Laden Prescription Drugs! If you are tired of paying the high cost of prescription drugs if you are tired of worrying about prescription drug side affects or if you just dont want to risk becoming dependent on prescription drugs then have I got great news for you!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment