3.2.6  Fetal condition

The fetal condition during labour can be assessed by obtaining information about the fetal heart rate (the number of beats per minute) and its pattern in relation to the mother’s contractions. Check the fetal heart rate every 30 minutes by listening (auscultation), which you learned to do in Study Session 11 of the Antenatal Care Module using a fetoscope or stethoscope.

  • Do you remember what is the normal range of the fetal heart rate?

  • Normal fetal heart rate ranges from 100–180 beats per minute.

3.2.5  Discharges from the vagina

3.2.7  Maternal condition