A Prospective Observational Study On The Correlation Of Non Stress Test In The Latent Phase Of Labour With The Fetal Outcome In Singleton Term Pregnancies (37 – 42 Completed Weeks) With Vertex Presenting Part
A Prospective Observational Study On The Correlation Of Non Stress Test
Background: Present study is to know the fetal outcome by doing Non Stress test in latent phase of labour. The Non Stress Test is the most accepted method of antenatal fetal surveillance. This test involves the use of Doppler-detected fetal heart rate acceleration coincident with fetal movements perceived by the mother. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, after approval from the Ethics Committee, from April 2018 to June 2019 on 200 patients who were admitted to the labour room with labour pains with the consent of the patient. Non stress test was done and the results interpreted. Results: Of 173 vaginal delivery patients, 103 patients(59.54%) had full term normal delivery without episiotomy, 57 patients (32.95%) had full term normal delivery with episiotomy and 13 patients(7.51%) had full term vacuum assisted vaginal delivery with episiotomy. 182 patients (91%) had reactive NST and 18 patients(9%) had a non reactive NST. 31 neonates(15.5%) were admitted to NICU, 168 neonates (84%) were healthy and on mother side,1 neonate(0.5%) was stillborn. Conclusions: Non Stress test is a non-invasive test which can be used as a good predictor of healthy fetus in normal pregnancies. NST is a useful tool to avoid obstetric litigation as parental expectation of a good outcome is extremely high.[S N Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(1):54-57]
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