Valley Birthplace at AVH Staff Receive Novii Labor/Birthing Technology Training

As part of Androscoggin Valley Hospital’s (AVH) Mission of Delivering the Best Healthcare Experience to Every Patient, Every Day, Valley Birthplace nurses recently received Novii technology training, the goal of which is to exceed the expectations of laboring/delivering patients.

This new, Bluetooth wireless system allows patients to be monitored as they enjoy added mobility (increasing patient control) during labor, empowering patients to enjoy increased comfort and positional freedom.  The Novii Patch & Pod are waterproof and may be left in place during a bath or shower.  

Novii technology monitors the fetal heart, allowing Valley Birthplace at AVH staff to be aware of any changes in the child’s or mother’s heart rate through ultrasound Doppler.  The Novii device quickly and easily monitors the patient’s abdomen and receives electrical signals.  Detection is not compromised by patients with a high Body Mass Index (BMI).

“Novii technology, of which we are first in the North Country to have, is yet another way that the Valley Birthplace at AVH remains focused on our patients,” commented Deborah Alonzo, RN, Women’s Services Coordinator.  “They can rest assured that our safe, non-invasive, high quality monitoring process is part of the exceptional care that we deliver.”

For more information about Novii, please visit and type Novii in the search bar.  

Androscoggin Valley Hospital is a proud partner of North Country Healthcare.


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