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.
- Fetal heart rate
- Fetal monitoring
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health