FASTER full form

Meaning : First and second trimester evaluation of risk

Category : Medical
Sub Category : Gynaecology

What does FASTER mean or stand for ?

FASTER is the method by which gynecologist check the health and condition of the unborn fetus.Maximum number of miscarriages occur during the first and second trimester of pregnancy when the fetus is the most vulnerable.A few conditions that could affect the fetus are out of uterus growth,insufficient oxygen and nutrients from the placenta and more.

Testing is primarily done via visual ultrasound sonograms to see the development and audio Doppler waves to hear the heartbeat.A fair assessment can be made through these.