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Chapter 9 - Fetal Monitoring and the Challenges of Identifying the Fetus at Risk of Intrapartum Hypoxia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 April 2022

Swati Jha
Affiliation:
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Eloise Power
Affiliation:
Sergeants’ Inn, London
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Summary

The claimant was the second child of his mother who had delivered her first pregnancy by caesarean section (CS). It was claimed that the mother was not adequately counselled about the risk of uterine rupture in the antenatal period, if she opted for a vaginal delivery, and subsequently, when she went into labour, was not informed of the desirability of continuous fetal monitoring or of the risks inherent to intermittent auscultation (IA).

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Lessons from Medicolegal Cases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Improving Clinical Practice
, pp. 114 - 126
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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