Deaths due to congenital abnormalities and antepartum stillbirths were excluded from the mortality rates.
See also Antepartum testing; Cesarean section.
During pregnancy, fetal monitoring can be used as a part of antepartum testing.
Antepartum testing can start as early as 24 weeks but usually begins after 32 weeks of pregnancy depending on the mother's physical status.
This daily monitoring of FM by all pregnant women is the least expensive and easiest of all antepartum tests to perform.