What is a biophysical profile?

Testing. A bpp (biophysical profile) is a test that your doctor performs to assess the health of your baby. It involves using an ultrasound in the third trimester to measure your baby's movements, muscle tone, breathing as well as the amount of fluid around your baby. Bpps are often used for surveillance of high risk pregnancies including diabetes, lupus, hyperthyroidism, preeclampsia, or twins.
In-depth sonogram. A biophysical profile is an ultrasound exam that "grades" your baby, typically in a high-risk pregnancy. Zero, one, or two points are given for each of four assessments - amniotic fluid volume; placental function; fetal breathing (yes, babies breathe in the womb!); and fetal muscle tone. Normal grades are reassuring; lower grades can be a reason to consider hospitalization or delivering the baby.
PRENATAL ULTRASOUND. It is a prenatal ultrasound evaluation of fetal well being involving a scoring system, the score is called manning's score.Basically it meaures the health of the fetus during pregnancy the test may include a nonstress test with elactronic fetal heart monitoring and a fetal ultrasound.It measures baby's heart rate, muscle tone, movements, breathing and amount of amniotic fluid around the baby.