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What is the most common use of an ultrasound?
to detect retardation of the fetal growth and to determine gestational age.
What do they do to make an amniocentesis safe?
they do an ultrasound first to find where the placenta is.
What is the purpose of an amniocentesis?
to detect birth defects, genetic defects, and fetal maturity.
What can an amniotc fluid analysis not detect?
it cannot check the heart.
How do they check th maternal estrol level and what does it indicate?
sample of maternal blood or a 24-hour urine specimen. it is an indicator of fea placental well-being.
How are contractions induced in the contraction stress test?
IV adm. of oxytocin(Pitosin).