- October 15, 2017 at 09:11 #3705Parents LifeKeymaster
Abnormal fetal growth is a challenge to physicians and patients alike. Fetal growth restriction recognition rates remain poor and many fetuses with a small for gestational age (SGA) are undiagnosed until delivery. A suspected macrosomia from prenatal diagnosis is frequently incorrect and results in rise of interventions and cesarean delivery. However, when precisely diagnosed, clinical management guidelines regarding prenatal care, antenatal surveillance and delivery recommendations have decreased some of the risks connected with these abnormalities in fetal growth.
It is crucial to assess risks for abnormal fetal growth to be able to help identify and for that reason manage these pregnancies accordingly. The best diagnostic tool after background and physical exams is a fetal growth ultrasound evaluation, so suspicion for either fetal growth restriction or macrosomia should be adopted with a prenatal ultrasound to have an estimated fetal weight.
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