10. Antepartum Fetal Monitoring

  1. John T. Queenan MD2,
  2. Catherine Y. Spong MD3 and
  3. Charles J. Lockwood MD4
  1. Brian L. Shaffer MD and
  2. Julian T. Parer MD, PhD

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch10

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Shaffer, B. L. and Parer, J. T. (2012) Antepartum Fetal Monitoring, in Queenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy: An Evidence-Based Approach, Sixth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, C. Y. Spong and C. J. Lockwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119963783.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 3

    Bethesda, MD, USA

  3. 4

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655764

Online ISBN: 9781119963783

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Keywords:

  • antepartum fetal monitoring;
  • antenatal surveillance, in preventing fetal injury, death;
  • NCHS, and IUFD, death prior to birth;
  • IUFD risk, and antenatal surveillance;
  • fetal movement or “kick counts”;
  • NST, fetal heart rate and uterine activity;
  • BPP and NST, ultrasound observation of fetus;
  • scoring for biophysical profile;
  • CST, measure of fetal response to stress;
  • Doppler velocimetry, adjunct to testing modalities

Summary

The goal of antenatal surveillance is to prevent fetal injury and death. Antenatal testing should improve long-term neurologic outcome through optimal timing of delivery while avoiding unnecessary intervention, such as cesarean or preterm delivery.