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Table 5 Clinical information and outcomes in newborn infants needing resuscitation at birth where mothers had declined consent to participate in the FHR monitoring. For abbreviations see list

From: Monitoring intrapartum fetal heart rates by mothers in labour in two public hospitals: an initiative to improve maternal and neonatal healthcare in Liberia

Maternal age (years)ParityChange in FHR identified on partographDeliveryApgar scores at 1 and 5 min; Wt. of babyResuscitation givenMaternal commentOther possibly relevant information?
29–39G3P2NoneNormal vaginal delivery2 and 3
3.4Kg
Resuscitated with bag and mask ventilation, chest compressions and oxygen
Admitted NNU but later died aged 2 days from HIE
 NoneMother declined monitoring and staff could not take over
18–28G2P1NoneNormal vaginal delivery4 and 6
Depressed
2.8Kg
Resuscitation was done with bag and mask ventilation and was taken to the neonatal ward. Treated with antibiotics. Outcome was good and discharged.NonePatient declined to continue her fetal heart rate monitoring even though she did monitor the first contraction
18–28G1P0NoneNormal vaginal delivery2 and 6
Very depressed
Resuscitated by bag and mask ventilation by neonatal clinician
Died aged 3 days from HIE
NonePatient declined to continue her fetal heart rate monitoring even though she did monitor the first contraction
  1. Abbreviations are defined in the list given earlier in the manuscript