How will they know that the baby is OK in labour?

In labour they will attach a monitor to your tummy with belts. The baby''s heart beat can then be heard and recorded on a cardiotocograph (CTG). There is a pattern of ''normal'' and ''abnormal'' that the staff caring for you will be able to interpret. if everything is going well, your midwife will want to record a CTG for about 20 mins every 2 hours. If there are signs that the baby is not happy they may want to do a CTG ''trace'' for longer, or even continuously. The other pointer to baby''s wellbeing is the passage of meconium, green stool that sometimes suggests all is not well.
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