In general antepartum fetal assessment utilizes various techniques to assess fetal health and well being in pregnancies that are at increased risk of fetal death due to preexisting maternal conditions chronic hypertension or pregnancy related complications fetal growth restriction fgr. Antepartum fetal assessment can be considered a twofold assessment the first antepartum assessments occur early in pregnancy often prior to the 20th week of gestation and generally consist of a variety of diagnostic tests to determine fetal viability dating of the pregnancy and or abnormal fetal development see chapter 3 for additional information on fetal development the second antepartum assessments occur later in pregnancy after the 20th week of gestation and generally consist of a . Antepartum fetal assessment the methods and means for assessing the fetus during the antepartum are selected based on gestational age patient history and presentation patient and practitioner preferences and available technology the purpose of antepartum testing is to screen for adequacy of uteroplacental function and to determine whether the fetus can safely remain in utero. The interpretation of antepartum testing using screening test validity concepts is addressed as is the current and emerging role of the nurse midwife in fetal assessment by integrating content on maternal and fetal physiology including a critical review of current literature together with relevant clinical information including protocols this article provides a useful guide to fetal assessment for nurse midwives
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