Number of pages: 100 | Report Format: PDF | Published date: 23 August, 2022
Historical Years – 2020 | Base Year – 2021 | Forecasted Years – 2022-2030
The global fetal monitoring market was pegged at US$ 3.7 billion in 2021 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period.
Fetal monitoring devices track maternal contractions, heart rate and movement of the foetus, and assist in identifying general malfunctions and abnormalities in fetuses. Fetal monitoring is essential in medical practice to continuously monitor the unborn child's health and guarantee a safe delivery. The baby's heart rate and other movements are measured during foetal monitoring. Fetal monitoring is carried out during late pregnancy and labour since it is essential for both the mother and the baby to be safe and healthy. These are also used to keep a look on jaundice, chronic mental retardation, lung and newborn illnesses, hypothermia, and other medical conditions. Electronic fetal monitors or handheld dopplers are typically used for foetal monitoring. To prevent difficulties during delivery, whether the patient receives an epidural, or if oxytocin is required to initiate or speed up labour, fetal monitoring is essential.
The global fetal monitoring market is expanding as a result of rising preterm births, growing awareness on preventive care and prenatal health management, and active governmental and non-governmental initiatives. On the other hand, untapped emerging markets and wireless and portable devices are anticipated to present profitable opportunities in the future. However, the industry is hampered by strict regulatory requirements, the expensive cost of foetal monitoring systems, and the prevalence of dropping birth rates.
The global fetal monitoring market has been analysed from six perspectives by product, portability, method, application, end user, and region.
Fetal Monitoring Market by Product
Based on product, the global fetal monitoring market has been segmented into ultrasound, fetal electrodes, telemetry devices, electronic fetal monitoring, accessories & consumables, and others. Ultrasound market is sub-segmented into 2D, 3D, 4D, and doppler imaging whereas electronic fetal monitoring is sub-segmented into external and internal. The ultrasound segment dominated the global fetal monitoring devices market owing to technology improvements, increased congenital malformations, maternal mortality, and increasing regulatory approvals.
Fetal Monitoring Market by Portability
Based on portability, the global fetal monitoring market has been segmented into portable and non-portable systems. The non-portable systems held the majority of the market share due to their widespread use in hospitals and diagnostic facilities to evaluate foetal and maternal health.
Fetal Monitoring Market by Method
Based on method, the global fetal monitoring market has been segmented into invasive and non-invasive systems. The non-invasive devices held the majority of the market share. Particularly in high-risk pregnancies, non-invasive technologies are widely acknowledged for their safer way of identifying and monitoring the foetus. The expansion of this segment is driven by the increasing approvals of various non-invasive monitoring devices and the emerging advanced technologies.
Fetal Monitoring Market by Application
Based on application, the global fetal monitoring market has been segmented into intrapartum fetal monitoring and antepartum fetal monitoring. The highest market share belongs to the antepartum fetal monitoring segment. Throughout the entire gestation period, antepartum fetal monitoring is done to identify any congenital fetal anomalies. The antepartum category is expanding due to intensive monitoring protocols, recent product introductions, an increasing occurrence of fetal abnormalities, and mother fatalities.
Fetal Monitoring Market by End User
Based on end user, the global fetal monitoring market has been segmented into hospitals, obstetrics & gynaecology clinics, and home settings. The hospital segment dominated the global market during the forecast period. The expansion of this market can be attributed to a variety of elements, including the expansion of hospital technology and the rise in the frequency of pregnancy operations. Government funding and technological improvements are stimulating the installation of new equipment in hospitals is fostering market expansion.
Fetal Monitoring Market by Region
North America accounted for about two-fifths of the global foetal monitoring market, which had the greatest regional share. This is credited to the province's sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, swift adoption of cutting-edge technologies, and well-funded healthcare programmes. On the other hand, it is predicted that the Asia Pacific region will have the highest CAGR. The market is expanding in this area due to rising firm investments in the development of fetal monitors as well as rising activities by governmental and non-governmental organisations to improve maternal/fetal health globally.
Some of the key players operating the market global fetal monitoring market include