Research Article

Continuous fetal monitoring in the ambulant patient in labour.

Br Med J 1976; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.6040.842 (Published 09 October 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;2:842

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  1. A Flynn,
  2. J Kelly

    Abstract

    Fetal heart rate was monitored continuously in 30 ambulant women in labour by radiotelemetry. The procedure was practicable and, since contractions were less uncomfortable with the patient standing or walking about, reduced the need for analgesia. It also resulted in a more natural labour. Use of the procedure may lessen the risk of thromboembolism.