Evaluation of fetal wellbeing by antepartum fetal heart monitoring.Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6066.936 (Published 09 April 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:936
- A M Flynn,
- J Kelly
The value of antenatal fetal heart rate monitoring was assessed in 301 patients. Tracings from each patient were classified as "reactive" or "non-reactive." Perinatal mortality, fetal distress in labour, caesarean section for fetal distress, and the incidence of low Apgar scores were all significantly increased in the non-reactive group.