Fetal Assessment During Pregnancy

Darren Farley, Donald J. Dudley

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Fetal monitoring during pregnancy is used to prevent fetal death. This article addresses the goals of fetal monitoring during pregnancy. Methods of fetal surveillance are reviewed, as well as the meaning of abnormal fetal testing and how these results relate to fetal and neonatal outcome. Overall, pediatricians who understand the goals, methods, and interpretation of fetal testing can communicate more effectively with the delivering obstetric team in anticipation of optimizing obstetric and pediatric outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-504
Number of pages16
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2009


  • Antepartum
  • Fetal heart rate
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Intrapartum
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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