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Heartbeat synchronisation indicates foetus health

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Mothers and unborn babies can synchronise their heartbeats if the mother breathes rhythmically, researchers from Scotland and Germany have found.

They warn that if synchronisation does not occur it can indicate problems with the development of the foetus.

The research team, including staff from the University of Aberdeen, found they could listen to synchronised heartbeats using a magnetocardiograph, which uses a strong magnetic field to record heartbeats.


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  • Latterlife Midwife

    This 'article' gives so little information, it is laughable. Mothers and fetuses have such different rates of heartbeats that to imply that straight 'synchronising' is good is a farce. So, give the link so I can read what the researchers really mean!

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