Product description Brand name and product description

Maternova’s Fetascope allows nurses, midwives, and OB/GYNs to listen to the fetal heart tones throughout a pregnancy. It is a type of stethoscope commonly known as the Pinard horn that functions similarly to an ear trumpet by amplifying sound.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Any low-income, resource-constrained countries.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"


Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

In His Hands Pinard Horn

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: to improve and promote good health.

Monitoring the fetal heart rate allows a health practitioner to determine fetal distress and positioning (e.g. lowered heart rate during contractions). This allows appropriate actions to be taken prior to or during birth, should the pregnancy be at risk for complications. This tool aims to reduce perinatal and maternal mortality by detecting intrauterine hypoxia, placental abruption, uterine rupture, or constriction of the umbilical cord.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Health practitioners such as midwives, nurses, OB/GYNs in low-resource settings

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