Evidence of intrauterine growth retardation, or reduced foetal movement
, is a strict contraindication to fasting.
The details of Biophysical Profile as Non-Stress Test (NST), amniotic fluid volume (AFI), foetal breathing movement, foetal movement
, foetal tone and ultrasound scanning were collected.
"I had patients not wanting to come into hospital (at the weekend) when they needed a kidney transplant, or when they felt reduced foetal movement
. But there are no less than 18 studies showing that this is not true."
"I had patients not wanting to come into hospital at the weekend when they needed a kidney transplant, or when they felt reduced foetal movement
There had been no indication that anything could be wrong until she felt no foetal movement
and a hospital check found no heartbeat.
, even when the mother is unaware of it, raises her heart rate and her skin conductivity, signals of emotion-and perhaps of pre-natal preparation for mother-child bonding.
In those situations, fasting does not cause any problem but pregnant women should always ensure symptoms are balanced and foetal movement
A further confounding fact is that reduced foetal movement
is one of the most common symptoms before stillbirth, but quite often there's a delay between the baby dying and confirmation by a midwife or doctor.
Component Definition Foetal movement
[greater than equal to] Body or Limb Movement Foetal tone One Episode of Active-Extension and Flexion of the Limbs, Opening and Closing of Hand Foetal breathing [greater than or equal to] 1 episode of movements [greater than or equal to] 30 seconds in 30 minutes Amniotic fluid A single 20 mm x 20 mm Pocket is Considered volume Adequate Non stress test 2 Accelerations >15 Beats Per Minute of at Least 15 Seconds Duration Each parameter evaluated in the biophysical profile results from efferent signals originating in different central nervous system centres, which mature at different gestational ages.
"It follows that impaired maternal thyroid function could also influence foetal movement
," he added.
The midwife, who worked at Wordsley Hospital between October 2001 and January last year, said she could feel 'foetal movement
' when she first examined Mrs Clarke.