esearchers conducted this study to assess the impact of scientific and technical training on midwives’ abilities in collecting and recording the critical performance indicators for fetal growth chart development in limited-resource settings. 

Researchers used a descriptive design to describe midwives’ abilities to collect and record the minimum data required to estimate fetal weight and develop fetal growth charts. The study was conducted among 19 urban and rural midwives in South Kalimantan, Indonesia, between April 2016 and October 2017. The training provided access to antenatal care information on 4,946 women and 381 women (prospective cohort study). 

The average amount of recorded antenatal care data on fetal growth assessment’s key performance indicators has been significantly improved through scientific and technical training.

Scientific knowledge and technical abilities have enabled midwives to record routine data of the key performance indicators for fetal growth surveillance. Access to this information is vital during different stages of pregnancy. The report can be utilized as evidence-based guidelines to assess fetal risks through fetal weight estimation and develop fetal growth charts currently unavailable in Indonesian primary healthcare systems.

Reference: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jp/2019/8540637/