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Fetal Assessment

What is a goal of antepartum fetal surveillance?

a. Predict timing of fetal death

b. Avoid unnecessary intervention

c. Improve positive predictive value of maternal kick counts

d. None of the above

Concerning antepartum testing, positive predictive values for true-positive abnormal test results approximate which of the following?

a. 5–10%

b. 10–40%

c. 40–60%

d. 60–80%

Which of the following statements concerning fetal movements is true?

a. Fetuses spend most of their time in behavioral states 2F and 3F after 36 weeks.

b. The average number of fetal movements increases weekly until 40 weeks’ gestation.

c. General body movements become organized between 20 and 30 weeks’ gestation.

d. Beyond 6 weeks’ gestation, fetal movements are never absent for periods exceeding 13 minutes.

Which of the following findings have been attributed to studies in fetal movement?

a. Women are more likely to perceive fetal movements lasting more than 20 seconds.

b. Informal maternal perceptions of fetal movement are as valuable as formally recorded fetal movement.

c. Growth restricted fetuses were identified before birth more often when fetal movement count was used.

d. All of the above

Which of the following is true regarding fetal movements?

a. The lowest number of weekly fetal movements occurs at term.

b. The number of weekly fetal movements peaks at 32 weeks’ gestation.

c. In a normal pregnancy there should be 10 counts in a 12-hour period.

d. Declining amnionic fluid volume and space account for decreased fetal movements at 30 weeks’ gestation.

The type of breathing displayed below has been called which of the following?

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