IAN HOOTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY IAN HOOTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Obstetric examination. Midewife measuring the blood pressure of a pregnant woman with a sphygmomanometer. The blood pressure is displayed on the dial in millimetres of mercury (mm/Hg). Regular check-ups are necessary during pregnancy so that the development of the baby and the health of the mother can be monitored. This woman is 37 weeks pregnant and the examination is being undertaken at home.
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