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Assessing the preference of women to different methods of monitoring the fetal heart in labour

David Woods, L Mangesi, G J Hofmeyr

Abstract


To assess the preference for women to three different methods of monitoring the fetal heart in labour.
Auscultation of the fetal heart during labour with a fetal heart rate monitor is more acceptable to women than a Pinard fetal stethoscope or cardiotocograph.

Authors' affiliations

David Woods, Neonatal Medicine Unit, School of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

L Mangesi, Effective Care Research Unit, Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, East London Hospital

G J Hofmeyr, Effective Care Research Unit, Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, East London Hospital

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Keywords

Labour, fetal heart monitoring

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2009;15(2):58.

Article History

Date submitted: 2009-07-29
Date published: 2009-09-03

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