An evaluation of the importance of formal, maternal fetal movement counting as a measure of fetal well-being.

Maternal perception of fetal movements has, over the years, become recognised as a valuable tool for early detection of fetal compromise. Several studies published in the mid-1970s have demonstrated that a reduction or cessation in maternally perceived fetal movements may precede antepartum late fetal death by a day or longer. From these findings formal… CONTINUE READING