Pregnancy outcomes with a primary complaint of perception of reduced fetal movements

Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail, A. S. Maisarah, Rahana Abd Rahman, Mohamad Nasir Shafiee, S. Aqmar Suraya, A. K. Abdul Karim, M. A. Jamil

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Abstract

Reduced fetal movement is a worrisome common complaint, not only for mothers but also for the attending medical personnel. The aim of this study was to analyse the pregnancy outcomes of women who presented primarily with reduced fetal movements (RFM). A retrospective study was performed based on patients' perception alone. Obstetric, past medical history, current presentation and outcomes of pregnancy were analysed. A total of 230 case notes were reviewed, with the majority being primigravidae. Less than half (48.7%) of the women had spontaneous labour, 45.7% had induction and 5.6% had elective caesarean section. There were no maternal complications in 97.4% (n = 224) of them. About 0.9% (n = 2) and 1.7% (n = 4) had primary postpartum haemorrhage and extended perineal tear, respectively. Although there was no major neonatal mortality and morbidity, until a randomised trial with a significant sample is conducted in the management of RFM, careful selections for elective delivery or conservative management would prevent untoward complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Fetal Movement
Pregnancy Outcome
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Infant Mortality
Tears
Cesarean Section
Obstetrics
Retrospective Studies
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Fetal
  • Maternal
  • Movement
  • Obstetrics
  • Outcomes

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Pregnancy outcomes with a primary complaint of perception of reduced fetal movements. / Mohamed Ismail, Nor Azlin; Maisarah, A. S.; Abd Rahman, Rahana; Shafiee, Mohamad Nasir; Aqmar Suraya, S.; Abdul Karim, A. K.; Jamil, M. A.

In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol. 35, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 13-15.

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