The Global Fetal Monitoring Market-
Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027
The global fetal monitoring market
was worth USD 3.2 billion in 2020 and is further projected to reach USD 5.3 billion
by 2027, at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period (2021-2027). Owing to the rising demand for monitoring of the fetus
at the time of pregnancy, coupled with the increase in the hemorrhage rate and premature
delivery, the market is expected to grow rapidly. Additionally, technological
advancements like the development of non-invasive and portable fetal monitors
have also paved the way for the growth of the global fetal monitoring market.
Global Fetal Monitoring Market Overview
A fetal monitor is a diagnostic tool that is used for
monitoring the vitals of a fetus and maternal uterine environment. It monitors the
prenatal of the fetus and the mother by checking uterine contractions of the
mother and also by detecting neonatal diseases, vision & hearing problems,
chronic lung diseases, mental retardation, etc. in the fetus. The global fetal
monitoring market is booming owing to the increasing awareness
regarding fetal health, the multiplying cases of cardiac
abnormalities, and an increase in government programs for fetal and maternal
health around the world. Furthermore, an increase in the number of post-term
pregnancies, ectopic pregnancies, and premature delivery cases are some of the
major reasons driving the growth of the fetal monitoring market.
Fetal Monitoring Market Trend
in fetal monitoring technology
advancements in fetal monitoring technologies have paved the way for the growth
of the fetal monitoring market tremendously. The growing focus on research and
technological developments of non-invasive monitoring procedures, such as
Doppler studies, fetal acid-base status, cell-free fetal DNA assessment, and
electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) has led to the growing adoption of fetal
monitoring systems by obstetricians. Furthermore, computer-aided decision
support systems and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being adopted for fetal
heart rate (FHR) or continuous cardiotocography (CTG) at the time of labor.
Also, fetal monitoring is presently being streamlined for better performance
during utero-fetal surgeries. Additionally, Fetal phonocardiography has been
incorporated, along with enhanced data acquisition systems to enhance the
proficiency of fetal data monitoring. All these technologies have led to the
growth of the global fetal monitoring market.
awareness regarding fetal and maternal health
growing awareness regarding fetal health, along with pre-and post-partum care
has been the primary factor driving the growth of the fetal monitoring market.
The increasing cases of nephrological, cardiopulmonary, and nervous diseases
have led to a growing concern regarding fetal care, which in turn is increasing
the demand for fetal monitoring systems. Moreover, increasing government and
non-government initiatives for fetal and maternal health across the globe have
resulted in a better understanding of childcare and fetal health amongst people
of every stratum of society. Thus, rising awareness amongst manufacturers and
the willingness to invest in the development of fetal monitoring systems is
significantly propelling the growth of the global fetal monitoring market.
The manufacturing and
installation of the fetal monitoring systems are very expensive since the superior
technology incorporated in fetal monitors requires a lot of investment. Probes
in the Doppler technology range, for example, such as the Philips Doppler transducer
series, can cost around USD 17,000, making more modern and advanced monitoring
methods, such as Doppler ultrasound equipment, much more expensive. These monitoring
systems are extremely sophisticated, and thus require regular and thorough
maintenance, which in turn incurs heavy maintenance charges. The high costs of
fetal monitoring systems have thus proven to be challenging for low-income
nations along with low-resource hospitals, thereby proving to be a major
restraint to the global fetal monitoring market.
Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has
had a negative impact on practically every market.
ongoing epidemic has also had a negligible impact on the fetal monitoring
business. The global impact of COVID-19
has increased the demand for fetal monitoring systems
for monitoring the health of the fetus as well as
uterine contractions, besides determining whether the infant is
infected with the coronavirus. However, drastic rescheduling of appointments to
conform to safety measures soon after the COVID outbreak resulted in a drop in
patient volume in hospitals for fetal monitoring operations.
Global Fetal Monitoring Market by
Based on product, the global
fetal monitoring market is divided into ultrasound, intrauterine pressure
catheter, electronic fetal monitoring (EFM), telemetry solution, fetal electrode,
fetal doppler, accessories and consumables, and other products. Among these, the ultrasound devices segment
hold the largest market share. The growth of this segment can be attributed to
increasing congenital anomalies, technological advancements coupled with rising
maternal mortality, and rising regulatory approvals. Ultrasound has thereby
established itself as an indispensable part of maternal care regimen. Moreover,
the Ultrasound is further subdivided into various sub-parts like 2D ultrasound,
3D & 4D ultrasound, and doppler imaging which further increases its range
of application, thereby making it the largest segment.
Source: Blue Weave Consulting
Global Fetal Monitoring Market by
Based on the method, the
global fetal monitoring market is divided into invasive and non-invasive
segments. Out of these, the non-invasive segment accounted for the largest
share in the fetal monitoring market. Non-invasive procedures are more popular
among obstetricians and gynecologists since they are safer for diagnosing and
monitoring the fetus, especially in high-risk circumstances like ectopic
pregnancies. The growing acceptance of a variety of non-invasive monitoring
devices, as well as the rapid advancement of new technologies, has successfully
pushed the growth of this segment.
Global Fetal Monitoring Market by
on application, the global fetal monitoring market can be divided into
intrapartum and antepartum. Out of these, the antepartum segment holds
the largest market share. The
antepartum segment has increased significantly as a result of the increased
prevalence of fetal defects, recent product launches, technical breakthroughs,
maternal mortality campaigns and programs, and extensive monitoring regimes. Moreover,
the antepartum application is carried out throughout the entire gestation
period to detect anomalies in the fetus and uterine environment, which in turn
is contributing to the growth of the antepartum segment.
Global Fetal Monitoring Market by
Based on region, the global
fetal monitoring market can be divided into North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle
East & Africa, and Latin America. North America has the greatest market
share due to reasons such as increasing patient awareness, technological
developments, and better reimbursement policies.
Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific region is quickly
catching up and becoming the fastest-growing market; this can be attributed to
factors such as continuous development of healthcare infrastructure in
countries such as China, South Korea, and Japan, as well as rising per capita
income and favorable government initiatives aimed at improving healthcare
Owing to the growing
awareness regarding maternal and fetal healthcare, coupled with rapid
technological advancements, the global fetal monitoring market is proving to be
very lucrative, thereby attracting many competitors. The major players in the
market are Covidien PLC, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc., ArjoHuntleigh,
Inc., Siemens Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Neoventa Medical AB, Koninklijke
Philips N.V., Natus Medical Incorporated, Huntleigh Healthcare Limited, Bionet
Co., Ltd., TRISMED Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Comen Medical Instruments Co., Ltd., The
Cooper Companies Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc.
In June 2021, Philips launched its AVALON CL, a
maternal and fetal pod and patch which are disposable and single-use, following
the revised FDA guidelines in April 2020.
In January 2021, Israel-based Nuvo Group partnered with
Axia Women’s Health. Owing to this partnership, Axia Women’s Health will be
able to prescribe INVU to expectant mothers, which is said to reduce the risk
of exposure during COVID-19 to the fetus.
Scope of The Report
Base Year – 2020
– 2021 – 2027
in USD Billion
the U.S., Canada,
Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, China, India, Japan,
Singapore, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia,
Iran, UAE, Turkey, South Africa
By Product, By Method, By
Portability, By Application, By End-Use, By Region
Covidien PLC, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., Spacelabs
Healthcare, Inc., ArjoHuntleigh, Inc., Siemens Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Neoventa
Medical AB, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Natus Medical Incorporated, Huntleigh
Healthcare Limited, Bionet Co., Ltd., TRISMED Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Comen
Medical Instruments Co., Ltd., The Cooper Companies Inc., Cardinal Health,
Ø Intrauterine Pressure Catheter
Ø Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Ø Telemetry Solution
Ø Fetal Electrode
Ø Fetal Doppler
Ø Accessories and Consumables
Ø The Asia-Pacific
Ø North America
Ø The Middle East & Africa
Ø Latin America
1. What is the current size of the global fetal
Answer: The global fetal
monitoring market has reached USD 3.2 billion in 2020.
2. What are the major factors driving the growth of the global
Fetal Monitoring market?
Answer: Rising awareness
regarding fetal and maternal healthcare along with rapid technological
advancements are major driving factors of the global fetal monitoring market.
3. Who are the key players in the global fetal monitoring
Answer: Covidien PLC, FUJIFILM
SonoSite, Inc., Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc., ArjoHuntleigh, Inc., Siemens
Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Neoventa Medical AB, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Natus
Medical Incorporated, Huntleigh Healthcare Limited, Bionet Co., Ltd., TRISMED
Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Comen Medical Instruments Co., Ltd., The Cooper Companies
Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc.
Application accounted for the largest share in the global fetal monitoring market?
Answer: Antepartum by application is
accounted for the largest share in the global fetal monitoring market.
4. Which region is growing at a higher rate in the global
fetal monitoring market?
Answer: the Asia-Pacific is
growing at a higher rate in the global fetal monitoring market.