decreased fetal movement


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decreased fetal movement

A mother's perception that her fetus is less active than usual. It may be monitored by assessing the number of fetal kicks in a specified time.
See also: movement
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He claimed that decreased fetal movement indicated that the brain injury had occurred 1 to 4 days before the mother came to the ED.
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.
clinic, the mother reported decreased fetal movement.