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Fetal movement counts have long been employed as a measure of fetal well-being, but they have been displaced as the major metric due to advances in technology. Fetal movement refers to the movement caused by the fetus’s own muscle activity. The motor activity begins in the late embryonic stage and changes during the development of nature. The Cardiff count to ten chart is a method of assessing health in the womb, in which pregnant women record the movement of the fetus in its normal activities. The daily fetal movement count (DFMC) chart is a cheap, simple, and non-invasive tool. DFMC needs pregnant women to start counting fetal movements at a selected time every day, count ten fetal movements, and record the elapsed time from the first fetal movement to the tenth fetal movement. A quantitative research approach was conducted at the urban PHC, Nerkundram using a Post-test only design with the comparison group among 40 samples were selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. 20 samples for Cardiff count to ten chart and 20 samples for DFMC chart. A self-assessment of fetal wellbeing by using Cardiff count to ten chart and DFMC chart. Among the 40 antenatal mothers, 9(45%) had non-compliance, and 11(55%) had compliance towards DFMC chart and In Cardiff count to ten chart non-compliance is 6(30%), and compliance is 14(70%). Assessment methods such as maternal involvement, clinician involvement, technology-assisted, and automated technology helps for better maternal compliance.

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fetal movement count Cardiff count to ten chart DFMC chart

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Tamilselvi, S., Savitha, A. C., Elakkyavani, S., & Joy, E. E. (2022). Fetal Movement Measurement and Technology: Maternal Compliance. Trends in Biomaterials & Artificial Organs, 36(S1), 97-100. Retrieved from https://www.biomaterials.org.in/tibao/index.php/tibao/article/view/603