Predicting poor perinatal outcome in women who present with decreased fetal movements.

@article{OSullivan2009PredictingPP,
  title={Predicting poor perinatal outcome in women who present with decreased fetal movements.},
  author={Owen O'Sullivan and George Stephen and Elizabeth Martindale and Alexander E P Heazell},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={705-10}
}
Maternal perception of decreased fetal movements (DFM) is associated with increased incidence of stillbirth and intrauterine growth restriction. We hypothesised that clinical assessment of women perceiving DFM may identify patients at highest risk of poor perinatal outcome. This was a retrospective study of 203 patients presenting to the obstetric triage service with DFM. Information on obstetric and past medical history, the current presentation with DFM and the outcome of pregnancy was… CONTINUE READING

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