The global intrauterine pressure catheters market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period. Increase in pregnancy procedures, favorable initiatives for maternal and fetal care, along with benefits offered by intrauterine pressure catheters are factors driving the growth of the market.
Intrauterine pressure catheters (IUPCs) are used to monitor the frequency, length, and severity of uterine contractions during labor. In cases of maternal obesity and/or possible labor dystocias, it has been proposed that IUPCs are more effective than external tocodynamometry in detecting the intensity and frequency of uterine contractions. This leads to rapid adoption of intrauterine pressure catheters during complicated labor. During labor, physicians monitor the strength of contractions by measuring the pressure inside the uterus. High contractile strength indicates that the uterine pressure is strong enough to push the fetus out of the birth canal. On the other hand, low contractile strength indicates that the fetus may not be pushed out of the birth canal and that medical assistance is needed.
The pressure caused by a contraction influences the fetus' heart rate, which is why doctors monitor intrauterine pressure. During labor, the fetus's heart rhythm is a vital measure of fetal health. Thus, there is growing adoption of intrauterine pressure catheters for fetal monitoring which is expected to boost the growth of the market in the next few years.
The global intrauterine pressure catheters market has been segmented based on product, end-users, and region. Based on product, the global intrauterine pressure catheters market is categorized into fluid-filled catheters and transducer tip catheters. Transducer tip catheters segment dominated the global intrauterine pressure catheters market in 2020. Geographically, North America dominated the global intrauterine pressure catheters market in 2020, however, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region by 2028.
Key players operating in the global intrauterine pressure catheters market include Koninklijke Philips N.V., Cardinal Health, Utah Medical Products, Inc., Medtronic, and Clinical Innovations, LLC among others.
Intrauterine Pressure Catheters Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 6.0% during 2021-2028|
|Segment Covered||Product, End-users, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||Koninklijke Philips N.V., Cardinal Health, Utah Medical Products, Inc., Medtronic, and Clinical Innovations, LLC among others.|
Key Segments of the Global Intrauterine Pressure Catheters Market
Product Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
- Fluid-filled Catheters
- Transducer Tip Catheters
End-users Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinics
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Regional Overview, 2018-2028 (USD Million)
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
Reasons for the study
- Increase in pregnancy procedures across the globe
- Growing focus on maternal and fetal care
- Advantages offered by intrauterine pressure catheters
What does the report include?
- The study on the global intrauterine pressure catheters market includes qualitative insights such as drivers, restraints, challenges and opportunities
- Additionally, the market has been evaluated using the Porter’s Five Forces analysis
- The study covers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market segmented on the basis of product, end-users, and region.
- Actual market sizes and forecasts have been provided for all the above-mentioned segments
- The study includes the profiles of key players operating in the market
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During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, doctors studied uterine contractions in an effort to monitor the progression of labor. Physicians invented a micro balloon that could be inserted between the uterine membranes and the uterine wall to measure intrauterine pressure in the late 1900s. In the early twentieth century, physicians started inserting catheters through the amniotic space across the pregnant woman's abdomen and uterus. Both of these treatments, however, were considered experimental, were not routinely conducted, and were not widely documented until later in the twentieth century. In the mid-twentieth century, physicians invented an intrauterine pressure catheter that could be inserted transcervically or via the cervix. Catheters inserted into the cervix became standard practice in high-risk births requiring surveillance by the late 1960s. Thus, internal fetal monitoring is a significant development in the field of obstetrics because it enabled health care providers to achieve more precise uterine pressure measurements and respond to fetal distress more quickly which further leads to high demand for intrauterine pressure catheters. Furthermore, increased focus on R&D for the development of novel products by key industry players will have a positive impact on industry growth.
The global intrauterine pressure catheters market has been segmented based on product, end-users, and region. Based on product, the global intrauterine pressure catheters market is categorized into fluid-filled catheters and transducer tip catheters. Transducer tip intrauterine pressure catheters segment held substantial share of the global market in 2020 owing to the precision of these catheters in measuring intrauterine pressure in complicated labor. Wide adoption of these catheters in hospitals and gynecological centers along with launch of innovative products by key industry players are major factors anticipated to drive the segment growth.
On the basis of end-users, the global intrauterine pressure catheters market is categorized into hospitals, obstetrics & gynecology clinics, and ambulatory surgical centers. Hospitals accounted for majority of the market share in 2020 owing to surging volume of pregnancy procedures, as well as specialized medical services in these facilities. Technological advances, in combination with government investment, are prompting hospitals to add new technologies and equipment, thus promoting business expansion. Obstetrics & gynecology clinics segment is anticipated to witness lucrative growth in the coming years.
The global intrauterine pressure catheters market is cumulative to North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global intrauterine pressure catheters market in 2020, however Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a rapid pace through 2028.
Wide adoption of intrauterine pressure catheters in the U.S. owing to benefits offered is a major factor expected to drive the growth of the market in the region. It is estimated that intrauterine pressure catheters are used in about 15% of all deliveries performed in the U.S. Furthermore, strong foothold of key industry players are other major factors likely to boost the growth of the market in North America.
However, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next few years. There is a strong growth potential in the emerging economies such as India, and China. Increase in pregnancy procedures in countries such as India and China, along with growing demand for advanced fetal monitoring devices provide large market for intrauterine pressure catheters. Moreover, an increase in the number of maternity cases, as well as advances in the area of healthcare, add to the market's expansion.