Flashcards in IUD Deck (5)
Why are fetal movements important?
Fetal death may identified by a day or more of loss of fetal movements
Occasionally, extreme activity also identification of fetal death
What is the incidence by MBRRACE (2013) of IUD?
15 babies died every day
Over 5,700 babies died before or during birth or within the first four weeks of life
Name four things that mothers may mention that could indicate IUD or other issues
Reduced or absent fetal movements- No change in fundal height between antenatal checks
Vaginal bleeding- A baby small for gestational age
Abdominal pain- rigid, painful abdomen that is impossible palpate
Premature Labour- Unable to auscultate the fetal heart
How would you diagnose IUD?
Diagnosis must be confirmed by ultrasound scan
Qualified and experienced sonographer to confirm absent fetal heart, which needs to be confirmed by a second clinician