The Potential Use of the Fetal Observable Movement System in Clinical Practice

Nadja Reissland, Joe M Austen, Uiko Hanaoka, Mohamed Ahmed Mostafa AboEllail, Rina Uematsu, Toshiyuki Hata, Asim Kurjak, Frank A Chervenak
2015 Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology  
This paper summarizes the potential use of a fine-grained fetal facial scoring system. The use of this coding system is discussed in relation to maternal health as well as effects on fetal development, including smoking in pregnancy and maternal stress. It is argued that the proposed fine-grained movement analysis might lend itself to support an increase health behaviors. Furthermore, we suggest that the fine-grained movement coding, although labor intensive, might detect subtle but important
more » ... fferences in fetal development, which are missed by more general obser vations. Finally, advantages and disadvantages of this system are discussed.
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1430 fatcat:4ntzabyklvhm5fj4mnunrtefby