Doppler recordings of fetal movement: II. comparison with maternal perception

Timothy R.B. Johnson, Elizabeth T. Jordan, Lisa L. Paine

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Twenty-seven women were studied to assess the relationship between maternally perceived fetal movement and that recorded by a Doppler device. Eighty-eight percent (433 of 492) of maternally perceived movements were detected by Doppler, but only 16% of movements detected by Doppler were maternally perceived (433 of 2196). When complex movements were classified by duration, those movements lasting between 20–60 seconds were most likely (correlation greater than 0.9) to be perceived by the mother. This Doppler method has the potential to replace maternal event marking and other techniques in the recording of fetal movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-43
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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