Antepartum Fetal Monitoring

Brian L. Shaffer, Julian T. Parer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQueenan's Management of High-Risk Pregnancy
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach: Sixth Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780470655764
StatePublished - Jan 4 2012


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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