The fetal behavioural states: an ultrasonic study.

  title={The fetal behavioural states: an ultrasonic study.},
  author={Domenico Arduini and Guiseppe Rizzo and Claudio Giorlandino and Antonio Vizzone and Simonetta Nava and Stefano Dell'acqua and Herbert Valensise and Carlo Romanini},
  journal={Prenatal diagnosis},
  volume={5 4},
In order to accurately detect the fetal behavioural state, we simultaneously measured fetal heart rate and multiple fetal activities in 27 healthy pregnant women at 38 to 40 weeks of gestation. We ultrasonically identified gross body movements, breathing movements and micturition. Analysis of fetal heart rate allowed us to distinguish two different patterns… CONTINUE READING