Pregnency

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Fetal Movement Tests During Pregnancy



DFMC (Daily Fetal Movement Count)


The main goal of this fetal movement count test is to reduce mortality rates. A healthy fetus is supposed to move approximately 3 to 5 times within an hour after taking food, less than this is defined as reduced fetal movement.

The complaints of decreased fetal movements are significant and warrant further evaluation. This perception of fetal movement is inexpensive method of assessing fetal well-being. At the end of the eight months pregnancy, women will undergo ultrasonography (USG and will be given daily fetal movements count (DFMC) chart.


NON STRESS TEST (NST)



This non stress test is usually done in high risk pregnancies. This non stress test is done to assess the fetal well being. This is a non- invasive test that carries no risk during the procedure.

The total duration of this test is approximately twenty minutes. Movements of the fetus are monitored along with the heat rate with every movement. There will be an increasing heart rate with the movement of the baby. This is usually done after 36 weeks of pregnancy.

Find below the other routine tests that are performed during pregnancy

ROUTINE BLOOD TESTS

ULTRASOUND SCANS

NON STRESS TEST (NST)

TRIPLE MARKER TEST

AMNIOCENTESIS

CVS or Chorionic Villus Sampling