KTG during pregnancy: is it necessary or not?
Pregnancy for a woman is, undoubtedly, a pleasant and happy period. Each future mother wants her child to grow up and develop in the womb of a healthy and strong. In order to follow the comfortable and healthy development of the baby, the mother must take various tests and do ultrasound. But medical workers are allocated one more important method of examination of pregnant women, which allows you to see the full picture of the fetus. This method is called cardiotocography or CTG.
CTG is an ultrasound diagnosis, which makes it possible to assess the fetal status by the nature and frequency of the heartbeats. This diagnosis allows you to obtain such important information about the intrauterine baby:
- its activity;
- the frequency with which uterine contractions occur;
- cardiac activity.
During pregnancy, CTG is optional, but after making this diagnosis, such important and dangerous conditions of the baby and mother are confirmed or refuted:
- fetoplacental insufficiency;
- a lot or lack of water;
- fetal hypoxia;
- aging of the placenta or its premature maturation, which leads to premature birth;
- anomalies in the development of the fetal cardiovascular system.
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