Second-trimester fetal growth and the risk of poor obstetric and neonatal outcomes

N. S. Fox, Marilyn Huang, S. T. Chasen

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Abstract

Objective: To compare outcomes of fetuses with an estimated fetal weight (EFW) th percentile in the second trimester. Methods: We compared outcomes of 252 pregnancies with an EFW th percentile at 18-24 weeks' gestation with those of 265 controls. All pregnancies had early dating by ultrasonography. We excluded fetuses with aneuploidy, major malformations, second-trimester rupture of membranes, and multiple pregnancies. Results: Second-trimester EFW th percentile was significantly associated with higher rates of fetal or neonatal death, third-trimester small for gestational age (SGA), Doppler abnormalities, indicated preterm birth, gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia before labor, lower birth weight, birth weight th percentile, birth weight th percentile using current growth curves, is associated with poor obstetric and neonatal outcomes. Increased surveillance of such pregnancies may be necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Fetal Weight
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Fetal Development
Birth Weight
Obstetrics
Pregnancy
Fetus
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Multiple Pregnancy
Fetal Death
Premature Birth
Third Pregnancy Trimester
Aneuploidy
Pregnancy Outcome
Pre-Eclampsia
Gestational Age
Rupture
Ultrasonography
Membranes
Growth

Keywords

  • Estimated fetal weight
  • Growth restriction
  • Second trimester
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Second-trimester fetal growth and the risk of poor obstetric and neonatal outcomes. / Fox, N. S.; Huang, Marilyn; Chasen, S. T.

In: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 07.2008, p. 61-65.

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