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Blood pressure measurement. Pregnant woman's arm with a cuff (blue) monitoring her blood pressure. A printout from cardiotocography machine (CTG, upper left) is also seen. The woman is in a labour (maternity) ward in a hospital and is close to delivery. Her blood pressure, heartbeat, and the heartbeat of her foetus are monitored in order to detect problems such as foetal distress, which occurs when the baby's oxygen supply is impaired.
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