Meaning : Fetal Heart Sounds
Category : Medical
Sub Category : Prenatal
What does FHS mean or stand for ?
When a woman is impregnated,the first course of action is to do a medical ultrasound to check the placement and position of the fetus.This is a visual representation of the unborn fetus but is only the exterior that can be seen from the sonography.
In order to check the heart beat,a listening device is placed on the stomach just above the womb.This device can hear the FHS – fetal heart sounds and amplifies them.These can be recorded and counted to give a good indicator of the fetus health.