We can’t keep pretending that #CTG monitoring is working.
Archive for August 2020
The history of maternity care is essentially the story of men trying to make sense of women as a mysterious “other” to men. This is true of the history of fetal heart rate monitoring too.
Most high-income countries require maternity clinicians who work with women during labour to attend regular courses on the use and interpretation of CTG monitoring. I’ve been to more than a few during my time – but I have never been to an education session where there was a specific focus on how to use and interpret IA.