In the obstetric literature, factitious cases of antepartum hemorrhage, trophoblastic disease, pyrexia, decreased fetal movement
, ectopic pregnancy and hyperemesis gravida have been reported.
Some of these, such as a single complaint of decreased fetal movement
or a history of a maternal fall, may require as little as one single NST, possibly in conjunction with other testing modalities.
A 29-year-old pregnant woman who was being treated with azathioprine for autoimmune hepatitis consulted at 32 weeks of gestation for decreased fetal movement
. Obstetric ultrasound revealed many heterogeneous, hypervascular fetal tumors in the left armpit (Figure 1), intra-abdominal organs, and subcutaneous space (Figure 2).
clinic, the mother reported decreased fetal movement
. Acoustic stimulation of the fetus was attempted twice without response.
A 29-year-old woman, G2P1, reports decreased fetal movement
at 38 weeks' gestation.