By Faith Naliaka
To ensure high quality care during labour, the proper use of a partograph to record key maternal and fetal data is critical. Key measurements, including cervical dilation, fetal heart rate, duration of labour and vital signs are recorded on the partograph in graph format. In this way, the progress of labour is monitored so that any delay or abnormality can be detected and treated. But in understaffed facilities, this may not happen.