Podcast: Cardiotocography versus intermittent auscultation of fetal heart on admission to labour ward for assessment of fetal wellbeing

Listening to the unborn baby's heart is one way to assess their wellbeing when their mother is in
labour. Declan Devane from the School of Nursing and Midwifery in the National University of Ireland in
Galway describes the February 2012 review comparing two common techniques for doing this, But first,
some history.