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27 October 2011

Foetal heart rate bad indicator of health

Physicians preparing to deliver a baby look at foetal heart rate patterns to guide them in deciding whether or not to perform a C- section.

Physicians preparing to deliver a baby look at foetal heart rate patterns to guide them in deciding whether or not to perform a C- section.

"For years we've used the foetal heart rate to try to identify problems, but it's not a very good map because we have so many babies in an 'indeterminate' category."

 
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