Obstetrics and Gynecology/Diagnostic Testing in Obstetrical Medicine

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Fetal Assessment Techniques[edit | edit source]

Indications for Antenatal Assessment[edit | edit source]
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Hemoglobinopathy
  • Cyanotic heart lesions
  • Poorly controlled hyperthyroidism
  • Systemic lupus erythematosis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Poly/oligohydramnios
  • Multiple gestation
  • Intrauterine growth retardation
  • Previously unexplained intrauterine fetal demise
  • Iso-immunization
  • Decreased fetal movement

Assessment should be started at 26 weeks if there is a high index of suspicion for fetal death. Assessment may be started at 32-34 weeks of gestation if there is an increased risk of stillbirth.