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Table 3 Response to fetal behavioural change

From: An international internet survey of the experiences of 1,714 mothers with a late stillbirth: the STARS cohort study

  Reduced movement Increased movement
N (%) N (%)
N = 795 N = 282
Did not worry 51 (6.4 %) 39 (13.8 %)
Mentioned to family and friends but did not worry further 105 (13.2 %) 59 (20.9 %)
Mentioned to healthcare provider and was reassured 244 (30.7 %) 76 (27.0 %)
Mentioned to healthcare provider and was told to monitor at home for symptoms and call back if still concerned 65 (8.1 %) 21 (7.4 %)
Mentioned to healthcare provider and had general evaluation (fetal heart rate, cervical status etc.) 59 (7.4 %) 16 (5.6 %)
Mentioned to healthcare provider and had ultrasound, biophysical profile, non-stress test, or similar (outpatient) 80 (10.1 %) 23 (8.1 %)
Mentioned to healthcare provider and was admitted for testing/monitoring 45 (5.7 %) 12 (4.5 %)
Went to emergency room or labour and delivery and was admitted 75 (9.4 %) 13 (4.6 %)
Went to emergency room or labour and delivery and was sent home 37 (4.7 %) 10 (3.5 %)
Did not provide response to question 34 (4.3 %) 13 (4.6 %)
  1. Response to question “If you answered yes to the previous question [baby’s movements being unusual], which of the following best describes your experience?