Caution with home fetal Doppler devicesBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3220 (Published 19 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3220
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- Thomas Aust, specialist registrar,
- David Ankers, specialist trainee year 1,
- Akin Famoriyo, consultant
- 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
A 27 year old presented to our labour ward at 8 pm, 32 weeks into her first pregnancy with reduced fetal movements. She had first noted a reduction in fetal activity two days earlier but had used her own Doppler device to listen to the fetal heartbeat and reassured herself that everything was normal. A fetal cardiotocograph was not reassuring and showed reduced variability for over an hour. Steroids were given to enhance fetal lung …
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