Development of Normal Fetal Movements

The First 25 Weeks of Gestation

  • Alessandra Piontelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pages 1-6
  3. Florinda Ceriani, Isabella Fabietti, Roberto Fogliani, Alessandra Kustermann
    Pages 7-18
  4. Luisa Bocconi, Chiara Boschetto, Florinda Ceriani, Alessandra Kustermann
    Pages 19-28
  5. Florinda Ceriani, Roberto Fogliani, Alessandra Kustermann
    Pages 29-38
  6. Luisa Bocconi, Chiara Boschetto, Florinda Ceriani, Alessandra Kustermann
    Pages 39-47
  7. Chiara Boschetto, Florinda Ceriani, Isabella Fabietti, Roberto Fogliani, Alessandra Kustermann
    Pages 49-57
  8. Chiara Boschetto, Florinda Ceriani, Alessandra Kustermann
    Pages 59-75
  9. Florinda Ceriani, Roberto Fogliani, Alessandra Kustermann
    Pages 77-86
  10. Lusia Bocconi, Chiara Boschetto, Florinda Ceriano, Alessandra Kustermann, Cinzia Zoppini
    Pages 87-95
  11. Luisa Bocconoi, Chiara Boschetto, Elena Caravelli, Alessandra Kustermann, Umberto Nicolini, Sarah Salmona et al.
    Pages 97-106
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 115-133

About this book

Introduction

This work aims to provide a detailed reasoned map of fetal behavior by describing its features and evolution from 10 to 25 weeks gestation. Each behavioral event is described, measured in seconds and presented as it occurs in its natural sequence, thus providing a ‘real-time’ picture of fetal behavior. Links between events become clear, and events are connected to the changing anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and of the fetal body in general. Transient behaviour with its underlying structures and possible functions is carefully distinguished from anticipatory functions heralding post-natal life. Furthermore, phenomena of physiologic significance during prenatal life, but which can acquire pathological connotations for the premature infant having to meet the different requirements of the post-natal environment, are also outlined. Finally, various prenatal ‘myths’ are discussed, in order to give scientific information on issues;that are particularly relevant, given the heated pro-life versus pro-choice debate.

Keywords

Extreme Prematurity Fetal Behavior Fetal Developmental Trends Fetale Neurology Nervous System Ultrasounds development

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Piontelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Maternal/Fetal Medicine Clinica MangiagalliUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1402-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1401-5
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1402-2
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