Research Article

Doppler ultrasound method for detecting human fetal breathing in utero.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6026.17 (Published 03 July 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:17
  1. E S Boyce,
  2. G S Dawes,
  3. J D Gough,
  4. E R Poore

    Abstract

    An audible Doppler ultrasound method for detecting human fetal breathing movements in utero has been developed. The frequencies synchronous with fetal breathing movements probably originate from the lung rather than the chest wall. This method is much cheaper and simpler than the ultrasound A-scan method and is suitable for screening large numbers of people.