Published in IJCP January 2019
A Study of Antepartum Cardiotocography in Mothers with Reduced Fetal Movement at Term and Its Correlation with Fetal Outcome
January 14, 2019 | Monalisa Neogi, Tapan Kumar Lahiri, Bandana Biswas, Tarasankar Bag, Pallab Kumar Mistri, Avishek Bhadra

Maternal perception of fetal movement is one of the first signs of fetal life and is regarded as a manifestation of fetal wellbeing. Reduced or absent fetal movements may be a warning sign of impending fetal death. According to the various tracings obtained on cardiotocography (CTG), categorization can be done into normal, suspicious or abnormal/pathological and thereby fetal jeopardy can be reliably predicted. This study was designed to evaluate the CTG findings in mothers with complaint of reduced fetal movement and their fetal outcome at term. It was seen that abnormal and suspicious CTG were more commonly associated with meconium-stained liquor at delivery; also they were associated with a higher rate of cesarean section with fetal distress being the most common indication among these two groups.