Hand held ultrasound scanners by midwives to confirm presentation of labouring women or prior to induction of labour 1
This guideline is to support midwives using the handheld scanner. The handheld scanner is used to confirm palpation and presentation of the fetus for term women when in labour or for induction of labour.
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