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Journal of Perinatal Medicine

Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Dudenhausen, MD, FRCOG, Joachim W.

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Volume 37, Issue 5 (Sep 2009)

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Surveillance during labour

Philip J. Steer
  • Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
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Published Online: 2009-08-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2009.111

Abstract

The technology of intrapartum surveillance made rapid strides from the 1960s through the 1980s but then stagnated as increasing resort to caesarean section was made rather than improving measures of fetal condition and labour progress. However, despite caesarean section rates commonly over 30%, medicolegally expensive mistakes continue to be made because it is difficult to teach clinicians to make reliable use of existing technology. It may be that as with aircraft navigation, the safest solution is to replace human judgement with the obstetric equivalent of automatic pilots.

Keywords: Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring (EFM); fetal blood sampling (FBS); fetal heart rate (FHR)

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Corresponding author: Philip J. Steer BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCOG, Emeritus Professor Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Imperial College Faculty of Medicine Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 369 Fulham Road London SW10 9NH UK Tel.: +44 20 8746 7892 Fax: +44 20 8846 7796


Received: 2009-05-06

Revised: 2009-06-15

Accepted: 2009-06-22

Published Online: 2009-08-13

Published in Print: 2009-09-01


Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/JPM.2009.111.

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