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Other methods of fetal assessment
were introduced, including biochemical analysis of the maternal and fetal blood.
Clinical estimation of amniotic fluid volume is an important part of fetal assessment
as variation in its amount has been related to a variety of pregnancy complications.
That being said, the current role of NIPT and other screening protocols in obstetric care needs to be clearly communicated to women who are considering their fetal assessment
options, with emphasis placed on the capabilities and limitations of prenatal screening (even the newer ccfna-based options), the actual risks associated with invasive testing, and the ability of invasive testing to provide expanded fetal information with the use of microarray analyses.
Particularly interesting are articles on the neonate and maternal medical complications, fetal assessment
in the patient with medical complications, and the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and electromagnetic fields.
They should be advised about any risks that are discovered, and about their options for fetal assessment
"The addition of fetal oximetry monitoring to conventional fetal heart rate monitoring improves the accuracy of fetal assessment
and permits the safe reduction in the number of cesarean sections for nonreassuring fetal status without causing injury to mother or child," said Dr.
(3.) Alfirevic Z, Devane D, Gyte GM 2006, Continuous Cardiotocography (CTG) as a form of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) for fetal assessment
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