fetal movements

fetal movements

Etymology: L, fetus + movere, to move
muscular motions produced by the fetus in utero beginning around the fifth month of life. The early fetal movements can be felt by the mother.
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This is not surprising, as infrequent visits in the third trimester may lead to missed opportunities to intervene in response to diagnoses such as pre-eclampsia, fetal growth impairment and reduced fetal movements.
Conventional antepartum fetal monitoring was performed mostly through the mother's experience and judgment of fetal movements.
On the day of admission to our hospital, the patient reported lack of fetal movements but described what she felt as the baby 'moving up and down' in the upper abdomen.
Some symptoms of abdominal pregnancy include gastrointestinal problems and painful fetal movements, explained Rabin.
Our knowledge of fetal movements has been much enhanced from the observations seen during ultrasound of the embryo and the fetus, and these are documented and extensively referenced in this book.
Measurement of heart rate, observing fetal movements, fetal breathing etc.
Violent fetal movements occurred 3 hours later, followed in 4 hours by the stillbirth of a term female infant.
A 30-year-old woman, 39 weeks pregnant, presented for a late third trimester US with a history of decreased fetal movements.
According to Sureau (1996), the development of the obstetric stethoscope facilitated a greater understanding of the fetal heart rate, including the relationship between accelerations of the fetal heart rate and fetal movements, as well as the lack of influence of maternal efforts such as those associated with ascending a staircase (i.
The Influence of Maternal Hypnosis on Fetal Movements in Anxious Pregnant Women.
Each clip was sandwiched between two "neutral" samples so that the team could measure any changes in fetal movements against a baseline, reports New Scientist.
A baby in distress usually slows down or stops moving so fetal movements can be an important early detector of trouble.