This volume reviews the latest progress in fetal surveillance. The book has 76 chapters divided over 11 sections. Aspects of fetal surveillance are presented. Techniques, methodological issues, (patho-)physiologic backgrounds, risk factors and risk groups, interpretation of results, and medico-legal consequences of the various methods to monitor the fetus are critically reviewed. It serves as a basis for daily obstetric practice and also for future developments in this area. A approach to obstetrical problems, threatening the condition of the fetus is proposed.