Information on examination of the pregnant abdomen is given on page 253; there is also detail on all aspects of antenatal care.
The RCOG guidelines are up-to-date, concise and relevant, containing further, detailed information on the management of RFM.
- Unterscheider J, Horgan R, O'Donoghue K, et al. Reduced fetal movements. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2009; 11(4): 245-51.
This includes a useful flow chart outlining which interventions to use when for a first presentation of RFM
- Sanfilippo JS, Smith RP. Primary Care in obstetrics and gynecology.
A handbook for clinicians (2nd edition). London, Springer, 2007.
An excellent presentation from the GP shared care update forum in Australia, with much of the evidence being UK and Europe-based.
Both of these websites contain excellent support and information for mothers.
Contributed by Dr Ciaran Crowe, ST2 in obstetrics and gynaecology, Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, West Sussex