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Archive for February 2023

Prolonged pregnancy and counting kicks

In pregnancies progressing beyond 41 weeks (prolonged pregnancy), women and their care providers often seek reassurance of fetal wellbeing to support continuing pregnancy. CTG monitoring is often advised, though there has never been a randomised controlled trial designed specifically to answer this question. Some of the women included in antenatal CTG trials summarised in the Cochrane review had prolonged pregnancies but they were mixed in with other women with different […]

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