Biophysical Profile (BPP)
- The amount of amniotic fluid (ultrasound)
- Fetal heart rate (nonstress test)
- Fetal breathing (ultrasound)
- Fetal body movement (ultrasound)
- Fetal muscle tone (ultrasound)
Who Should Undergo This Test?
- High blood pressure
- Too much or too little amniotic fluid
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Post-term pregnancy
- Multiple pregnancy (two or more fetuses)
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org/
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org/
Baby Center http://www.babycenter.ca/
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012 -
- Update Date: 12/11/2012 -
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