Besides the usual prenatal tests,
your doctor will take measures to assess whether vaginal delivery is likely to
be a safe birthing option for you. (For more information on standard prenatal
tests, see the topic Pregnancy.) These extra measures can help you and your
doctor make a well-informed decision about your delivery.
Assessments done sometime during the pregnancy to help find out whether
a trial of labor is a safe option
Fetal heart monitoring, which is also used during labor and delivery to watch for
fetal distress. Fetal heart monitoring can also help detect a sudden uterine
rupture. A rupture is typically followed by a sudden and then ongoing drop in
fetal heart rate. The mother might notice bleeding and pain.
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November 14, 2014
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