Life Saving Devices

The Fetal Heart Rate Handbook

The Fetal Heart Rate Handbook was specifically written to accompany the wind-up fetal heart rate monitor and is a self-training and reference handbook for healthcare workers, such as midwives and birth attendants, to understand the importance of fetal monitoring and the management of labour with the device.  The handbook covers the following aspects:

  • Understanding the fetus during labour
  • Monitoring the fetal heart rate during labour
  • Fetal stress during labour
  • Assessing the fetal condition during labour
  • Assessing fetal heart rate patterns
  • Reassuring fetal heartth rate patterns
  • Non-reassuring fetal heart rate patterns
  • Using a partogram
  • Managing fetal distress