Letter| Volume 33, ISSUE 6, e574-e575, November 2020

Mobile applications for fetal movement: Only decreased movement matters?

Published:February 07, 2020DOI:
      Maternally perceived fetal movement has long been a study target of midwifery. Indeed, midwives usually perform “first touch” to pregnant women concerning fetal movement.
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