A comparison of perinatal outcome in patients undergoing contraction stress testing performed by nipple stimulation versus spontaneously occurring contractions

Academic Article


  • Perinatal outcomes were analyzed in 848 high-risk pregnancies managed with a prospective weekly contraction stress testing protocol. In 615 patients the last test was performed by a nipple stimulation protocol whereas 233 patients had sufficient spontaneous contractions for performance of the test. All patients were either delivered of their infants or admitted for delivery within 7 days of the last test. The results of the last test were compared to various perinatal outcome parameters. There was no significant difference in perinatal outcomes between the two groups. © 1989.
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    Author List

  • Owen J; Hauth JC; Williams G; Davis RO; Goldenberg RL; Brumfield CG
  • Start Page

  • 1081
  • End Page

  • 1085
  • Volume

  • 160
  • Issue

  • 5 PART 1