Maternal understanding of fetal movement in third trimester: a means for fetal monitoring and reducing stillbirth.

@article{Olagbuji2014MaternalUO,
  title={Maternal understanding of fetal movement in third trimester: a means for fetal monitoring and reducing stillbirth.},
  author={Biodun Nelson Olagbuji and Solomon Igbarumah and Akinyemi Akinsoji Akintayo and Babatunde Ajayi Olofinbiyi and Peter O Aduloju and Olusayo O. Alao},
  journal={Nigerian journal of clinical practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={489-94}
}
BACKGROUND Fetal movement, a sign of life, is widely considered as an indicator of fetal health status. Therefore, perceived alteration in regular fetal movement after the age of viability may signify impending adverse perinatal outcome. AIMS This study aimed to determine maternal knowledge, behavior, and concerns about abnormal fetal movement in the third trimester of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 225 women were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire at the out… CONTINUE READING