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Foetal wellbeing tests during late pregnancy

Foetal wellbeing tests during late pregnancy

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Foetal movement counts (after 28 weeks)
Be aware of your baby’s pattern of movements on a daily basis by counting four foetal movements in the hour after a meal every day.


Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

If you are concerned about your baby’s movements, contact your caregiver.

Non-stress test

A test in which foetal movements felt by the mother or noted by the doctor are recorded, along with changes in foetal heart rate.

Stress test
A test in which the baby’s heart rate is monitored while the uterus is stimulated, either by using oxytocin or nipple stimulation. Oxytocin is a hormone that stimulates contractions during labour.

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