Fetal monitoring in practice 3rd Edition PDF

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Fetal monitoring in practice 3rd Edition PDF

Fetal monitoring in practice 3rd Edition PDF

Fetal monitoring in practice 3rd Edition PDFhave been asked to produce a third edition of this book. In 1992, with the fi rst edition, we felt we were rather lone voices. Happily there have been developments in service provision, education and training that now complement our objectives. Litigation and complaint remain major issues, with the challenges that  these bring. The messages remain the same. The Fourth Confidential Enquiry into Stillbirths and Deaths in Infancy (CESDI)1highlighted that 50% of intrapartum fetal deaths of those above 1500 gm with no chromosomal or congenital malformations could have been avoided.
The main avoidable factors that were identifi ed were inability to interpret CTG traces, failure to incorporate the clinical picture, delay in taking action and poor communication. We hope that the content of this book will at least partly contribute to resolving these issues. In promoting safe motherhood as espoused by the World Health Organization, our objectives must be to optimize:
• the health of the mother
• the health of the offspring
• the emotional satisfaction of the mother and her family.
In developing countries with high maternal and perinatal mortality
rates and limited resources, circumstances dictate that efforts are
directed primarily at the fi rst two objectives. In more-developed countries with less-frequent mortality and morbidity, attention can also be focused on the third goal.
The birth of a healthy baby is a universal aim. Although being born too early is the most common cause of perinatal loss, lack of oxygenation and nutrition is also a critical factor. Commonly referred to antenatally as intrauterine growth restriction and intrapartum as fetal distress, this condition presents a great challenge to obstetricians.
However, in spite of technological developments in ultrasound and
electronic fetal monitors, there has been some disillusion with the book




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