Fetal breathing movements in uncomplicated pregnancies. I. Relationship to gestational age

H. E. Fox, J. Inglis, M. Steinbrecher

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Abstract

Fetal breathing movements occur in uncomplicated gestations. The relationship of fetal breathing movements recorded in 30 min sessions to gestational age and blood glucose levels is described. A total of 142 recording sessions were obtained from 45 gravid women with uncomplicated pregnancies from 24 to 41 weeks' gestation. There was a significant increase in the proportion of time spent in fetal breathing as gestational age increased. Glucose levels in a normal range (70 to 120 mg/100 ml) at the time of the recording sessions showed no correlation with the proportion of fetal breathing time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-546
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume134
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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