|Did your OB require continuous monitoring?
Okay, this is kind of funny, when I read the question in the thread title I thought you were asking about whether laboring mamas had to "continuously monitor" their OB's - like, making sure they didn't break your water during a routine VE or slip pitocin in your IV or cut an episiotomy without asking. I've heard so many stories like this, my mind went there automatically!
Too bad there's no machine that goes "ping" when your hospital care provider is about to do an unnecessary intervention. I'd definitely consent to THAT monitor. But I guess all the pinging would get pretty noisy and distracting in the average hospital!
My little jokes aside - my hospitals (both pretty mainstream) had a required 20 minute strip - after that you could do intermittent monitoring if your care provider said so.
Translation: CFM was the default position. So I made sure my OB and midwife put a note for intermittment monitoring in my medical chart, which they were both fine with, no problem. As it turned out, arriving at the hospital almost pushing meant it never mattered.