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  • n. Alternative spelling of fetoscope.

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  • n. a stethoscope placed on the pregnant woman's abdomen to listen for the fetal heartbeat


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  • Between the fifth and sixth months (approximately 24 weeks), the heartbeat is strong enough to be heard with a special instrument called a foetoscope.

    Chapter 6

  • The size of the woman's womb is measured to check the baby's growth and, after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the baby's heart may be listened to with a special stethoscope called a foetoscope.

    Chapter 9


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