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1st Edition

Concepts in Fetal Movement Research

Edited By

Joyce W Sparling

ISBN 9781138971448
Published February 29, 2016 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

Here is an informative book that provides theoretical perspectives on the study of fetal movement and introduces observational assessments that can be used in fetal research. It provides research tools that can be used to delineate early patterns of movement, preparing therapists for neonatal intervention and leading to a better understanding of functional activity of the fetus.

Concepts in Fetal Movement Research describes various ideas in fetal development and contains original research on a variety of topics, including:

  • the way in which events experienced in utero help neonatal interaction with parents
  • inductive and deductive approaches to assessment development
  • scapular movement
  • activity/inactivity of the 12-20 week old fetus
  • two different research tools for assessing fetal movement.
  • future directions for research by physical therapists in collaboration with other researchers

    Researchers, clinicians, obstetricians, radiologists, sonographers, and neonatologists will all find this book full of helpful information. Concepts in Fetal Movement Research is an invaluable guide for both their research and their day-to-day work with patients.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Concepts in Fetal Movement Research
  • Relationship of Mechanical and Movement Factors to Prenatal Musculoskeletal Development
  • The Origins of the Mother-Child Relationship--A Review
  • Obstetric Ultrasound: An Overview
  • Ultrasound Safety: A Descriptive Study of the Potential Effects of Early Imaging
  • Quantitative Measurement of Fetal Movement: Fetal-Posture and Movement Assessment (F–PAM)
  • Q-MOVE: Development of a Qualitative Assessment of Fetal Movement
  •  Behavioral States in the Human Fetus
  • Periods of Activity and Inactivity in the 12- to 16-Week Fetus
  •  Kinematic Study of Human Fetal Shoulder Movement in Utero: Preliminary Results
  • The Development of Fetal Behaviors and Their Relationship to Neonatal Behavioral Organization
  • The Future of Fetal Imaging: One Person’s Perspective
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Index

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Authored by Sparling, Joyce W