fetal movement


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fe·tal move·ment

the movement characteristic of the fetus in utero; usually commences between the 16th and 18th weeks of pregnancy.
See also: quickening.

fetal movement

Kicking Obstetrics The constellation of activity by the fetus in the uterus which, in healthy infants, averages 10/hr

fetal movement

Muscular movements performed by the fetus in utero.
See also: movement
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The number of fetal movements was significantly lower among opiate addicted mothers compared to the control group (P<0.0001).
Fetal movement seen during ultrasound may be referred to as "the baby moving"; often it is described as a particular kind of movement - an activity.
With regard to patient-related modifiable factors, there were clinical notes relating to reduced fetal movements a few days before fetal death in almost 13 000 cases.
In my practice, induction is recommended for all women postterm who report consistently reduced fetal movement with the goal of reducing the risk of sudden intrauterine fetal demise.
A biophysical profile includes assessment of fetal movement, tone, breathing, liquor volume, and fetal heart assessment with a non-stress test.
The timing of prepared childbirth classes relatively late in pregnancy means that childbirth educators can inform parents of signs of late pregnancy emergency such as vaginal bleeding or lack of fetal movement. For instance, many parents are taught that fetal movement may decrease in the third trimester as the baby grows.
She was unsure of date and her complaints were full term pregnancy with on and off leaking for 14 days, labor pains that remained for 7-8 days followed by loss of fetal movement for last 3 days and high grade fever for last 2 days.
The studies showed that the loss of a child leads to varying degrees of physical (poor appetite, disturbed sleep patterns, low energy/fatigue); emotional (anger, sadness, depression, frustration, self-blame/guilt); cognitive (hallucinations of a baby's cry, phantom fetal movement); and behavioral (substance abuse, avoidance of pregnant women and children, isolation) reactions.
Thus, umbilical-cord diminution as observed in this study suggests diminution of fetal movement during gestation.
Later that months, after feeling no fetal movement for approximately 24 hours, S.G.
Serial ultrasound failed to show fetal movement or heartbeat, Dr.
That year both Freeman and Lee and colleagues[8] documented the association of FHR accelerations in response to spontaneous fetal movement with fetal well-being.