The fetal monitoring market is expanding with the latest innovative technologies, backed by escalating research and product launches. Fetal monitoring technologies are now being streamlined to provide greater assistance in utero fetal surgeries, consisting of challenging physical fetal access and technological complications.  


Fetal cardiac assessments have also witnessed progress that supports high-fidelity hemodynamic and continuous physiologic monitoring, thus enabling early diagnosis and treatment. 


The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to various valuable partnerships among companies, which is anticipated to fuel the market's growth. For instance, in January 2021, Israel-based Nuvo Group (offering a remote pregnancy monitoring platform) entered into a commercial agreement with Axia Women’s Health, an innovative women’s health network.  


Download PDF Brochure @ 


Computer-Aided Decision Support Systems and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are also utilized in continuous cardiotocography (CTG) or fetal heart rate (FHR) auscultation during labor. The patient’s electronic health records (EHRs) are utilized along with computational methods, machine learning, and deep learning tools. 



The advanced technology integrated into fetal monitors comes at a heavy price. Sophisticated monitoring techniques such as Doppler ultrasound machines also incur hefty charges. The probes used in the Doppler technology (for example, the Philips Doppler transducer) range from USD 4,500 to USD 17,000. 


Based on portability, the market is segmented into non-portable systems and portable systems. In 2020, non-portable systems accounted for the largest share of this market, owing to wide applications in hospitals and diagnostic centers to assess fetal and maternal health. 


The major players operating in fetal monitoring market are Cardinal Health, Inc. (US), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands), GE Healthcare (US), Siemens Healthineers (Germany), FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. (US), Natus Medical Incorporated (US), Huntleigh Healthcare Limited (UK), The Cooper Companies Inc. (US), CONTEC Medical Systems Co., Ltd. (China), EDAN Diagnostics, Inc. (China), Neoventa Medical AB (Sweden).