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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In the third part, knowledge regarding danger signs of pregnancy like headache, swelling of feet and ankles, pervaginal bleeding or leaking, decreased fetal movements, fits or convulsions was assessed.
With regard to the most common avoidable factors, 15% (n=45) of patients reported a late response to reduced fetal movements, and 9% (n=27) experienced a delay in transfer to the referring facility, either from a clinic to the local district hospital or to LUWMRH.
New guidelines on fetal movements in pregnancy have been introduced, so that advice is offered at every contact with a health professional about monitoring fetal movements in pregnancy and what to do if the pattern is altered.
It was learned that fetal movements didn't decrease in prenatal period.
Complete obstetrical history including last menstrual period and history of loss of fetal movements was taken.
For whether pregnant women with MUCEA or with VUCEA, detection rate at second trimester was higher than that at third trimester, the reason being that second trimester had high level of amniotic fluid, fetal movements were not limited, observation space was adequate and it was easy to trace the trend and insertion of umbilical cord.
Fetal movements were defined as the number of perceived movements by mothers.
Connective tissue disorders might result in AMC by restoring the lost muscle mass by forming collagen, which thickens at the region of joint capsule and causes joint fixation consequently causing decreased fetal movements and contractures.
She complained of abdominal pain and had not felt any fetal movements since the event.
She had a normal ultrasound scan at 20 weeks and five uncomplicated visits before presenting at 28 weeks with generalised oedema, decreased fetal movements and pre-eclampsia.
She presented secondary pregnancy signs and active fetal movements.
Some symptoms of abdominal pregnancy include gastrointestinal problems and painful fetal movements, explained Rabin.