Fetal Monitor

Fetal Monitor
Fetal Monitor

a fetal monitor is a diagnostic test used to check the fetus for signs of complications or abnormalities. there are a number of fetal screening tests available and such tests a routine part of prenatal care. an obstetrician can discuss testing options with expecting mothers and makes testing recommendations on the basis of medical history and other factors such as age of the mother. some fetal screening tests are invasive and can be dangerous while others are minimally invasive and does not endanger the mother or fetus.
more invasive fetal screens include procedures such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. These tests can be uncomfortable and can increase the risk of complications and they are only recommended when a physician believes that there is an increased risk for a condition that can only be diagnosed with this type of medical screening. this type fetal monitor can be used to check for genetic abnormalities to help women make decisions about pregnancy and prepare for the birth of a child.
fetal screening is conducted by an obstetrician and may involve input from genetic counselors and other medical professionals. if testing reveals a positive result for an abnormality a genetic counselor provides information about the consequences of pregnancy as well as future pregnancies. in addition to talking with genetic counselors parents can also talk to specialists who treat people with genetic conditions to learn more about these conditions.
Receive fetal screening is only one aspect of prenatal care. maternal screening is performed to look for risks that can lead to complications such as gestational diabetes and pregnant women are also usually recommended to observe a number of measures to protect the fetus.