Fetal wellbeing

Biophysical Profile

Fetal Wellbeing

An additional sonogram of your baby, a Biophysical Profile (BPP), may be requested by your healthcare provider. A BPP is performed in the third trimester and may be ordered to address concerns that arise during the course of your pregnancy or if you have experienced problems with a previous pregnancy.

A Biophysical Profile scan aims to provide a measure of your baby's overall wellbeing. A biophysical profile (BPP) score is given based on specific types of fetal activity observed.

Additionally, the baby's size, position, and rate of growth are determined. As well as the placental structure and blood flow to the baby.

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