Clinical Practice Guidelines For The Management Of Women With Decreased Fetal Movements (dfm)

S Preston, K Mahomed, V Flenady, Y Chadha, G Gardener, J Macphail, L Conway, L Koopmans, T Stacey, A Heazell, R Fretts, F Frøen

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Background:The management of women who present with decreased fetalmovements (DFM), varies widely. The aims of this guideline are to assistclinicians in providing consistent best-practice management for womenwith DFM, and to enhance consistency of information provided to women.Method:The NHMRC guidelines for developing clinical practice guidelineswere adopted to compile this guideline. Guideline recommendations wereprepared with strength of recommendation grading by a multidisciplinaryworking group of ANZSA. In conjunction with the guideline, an infor-mation flyer for women was also developed.Results:Fifteen recommendations for fetal movement monitoring andmanagement of DFM were developed. However, due to insufficient evi-dence, the practice recommendations are largely consensus based. Whilethe routine use of formal kick counting using kick-charts is not recom-mended, the guideline raises the importance of women’s and clinician’sawareness of the importance of DFM as a marker for pregnancies at in-creased risk.Conclusions:While it is hoped this guideline will assist clinicians inproviding consistent information to women and will improve outcomes byraising awareness about the importance of maternal perception of DFM,further well-designed studies are needed to ensure women are providedwith appropriate information and clinical care in relation to fetal move-ment monitoring and DFM
LanguageEnglish
Pages33
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume46
Issue numbers1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual Congress of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 28 Mar 201031 Mar 2010

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Preston, S ; Mahomed, K ; Flenady, V ; Chadha, Y ; Gardener, G ; Macphail, J ; Conway, L ; Koopmans, L ; Stacey, T ; Heazell, A ; Fretts, R ; Frøen, F. / Clinical Practice Guidelines For The Management Of Women With Decreased Fetal Movements (dfm). In: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 2010 ; Vol. 46, No. s1. pp. 33.
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Preston, S, Mahomed, K, Flenady, V, Chadha, Y, Gardener, G, Macphail, J, Conway, L, Koopmans, L, Stacey, T, Heazell, A, Fretts, R & Frøen, F 2010, 'Clinical Practice Guidelines For The Management Of Women With Decreased Fetal Movements (dfm)', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 46, no. s1, pp. 33. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01707.x

Clinical Practice Guidelines For The Management Of Women With Decreased Fetal Movements (dfm). / Preston, S; Mahomed, K; Flenady, V; Chadha, Y; Gardener, G; Macphail, J; Conway, L; Koopmans, L; Stacey, T; Heazell, A; Fretts, R; Frøen, F.

In: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Vol. 46, No. s1, 08.03.2010, p. 33.

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