Flashcards in Assessment of Fetal Well-being Deck (78)
At risk pregnancy
Evaluate fetal status
Low risk pregnancy
Evaluate normal growth and development
What should be performed by all pregnant women
Maternal evaluation of fetal movement (kick counts 10 in 10)
When should mother perform evaluation of fetal movement
After 27 weeks
Daily Fetal Movement Count
How should mother perform DFMC?
Lying sideways - 1 hour after meal
Number of times fetus should move in one hour
Number of times a fetus should moved in 2 hours
If a baby doesn't moved much what are they usually?
If baby doesn't move in the morning time, what should mother do?
Call the doctor
Use of high frequency sound waves to create an image of the fetus
Limited obestric ultrasound
Ultrasound for women suspected of caring an abnormal fetus
What color is bone on an ultrasound?
What color is soft tissue on an ultrasound?
What color is fluid on an ultrasound?
If you see nuchal thickening and flattened nasal brindge on a baby in an ultrasound, what does the baby have?
Trisomy 21 or down syndrome
The amount of amnionic fluid in the uterus is an indicator for what?
Excess amniotic fluid
Decreased amounts of amniotic fluid
What is polyhydramnios associated with?
Diabetes or baby may have a neurological disorder and isn't able to swallow
What is Oligohydramnios associated with?
The fetus may be swallowing but are not urinating - when baby is hypoxic, their kidneys shut off to support the heart and therefore - no urine
How much fluid should a mother drink before having the amniotic fluid assessed?
1 to 1 1/2 quarts of water
Amniotic fluid volume (AFV)
Measures only one pocket
Amniotic fluid index (AFI)
A measure of 4 quandrants or pockets
Biophysical Profile (BPP)
Fetal breathing movements
Gross body movements
Reactive fetal heart rate
How many possible points can you get from a BPP?
10 (2 points each)
What is the normal BPP score?
What BPP score do you evaluated for possible delivery?
BPP score of 4 or less