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).

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis

Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment