Identification and measurement of uterine contractions throughout pregnancy and labor is
crucial to the well being of both mother and fetus. Prematurity is one of the major causes
for adverse pregnancy outcomes, and clinical decision-making often relies on uterine
frequency as recorded by a tocodynamometer, as well as on other methods including sonographic
cervical length, pelvic examination.
To show that the use of the EUM in preterm labor is effective in establishing true preterm