Decreased fetal movement: is ultrasound necessary?

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Takeaway

  • These authors recommend ultrasound/biophysical profile (BPP) to evaluate cases of decreased fetal movement (DFM) to prevent rare but serious risk for stillbirth.

Why this matters

  • Guidelines for evaluation of DFM vary.
  • 92% of DFM are "false alarms."
  • Complaints of DFM shou...