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Diurnal variation of fetal activity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7189265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fetal movements (FM) in utero are an expression of fetal well-being, and the importance of assessing these movements has been shown in cases of chronic fetal distress. The diurnal variations were studied in 2 groups of high-risk pregnant women who assessed FM by subjective perception. The patients in the first group assessed FM before and after meals. The majority (86%) reported no significant difference in fetal activity before and after meals; the remaining 14% noted a constant decrease after meals. Of the second group, which assessed FM 3 times daily 82% discerned no significant differences and 18% showed significant diurnal variations. It is concluded that assessment of FM is not necessarily dependent on a strict timetable.
Authors:
A Birkenfeld; N Laufer; E Sadovsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-27     Completed Date:  1980-06-27     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Circadian Rhythm*
Eating
Female
Fetus / physiology*
Humans
Movement
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology

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