Reduction or cessation of fetal movements after administration of steroids for enhancement of lung maturation. I. Clinical evaluation.


Changes in fetal activity ranging from reduction to cessation of fetal movements were observed in patients at the 25th to 34th week of gestation, who were receiving steroids for enhancement of fetal lung maturation. This was a transient phenomenon, and fetal movements returned to normal by 24 h after the last injection of steroids. Concomitantly, during the… (More)


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