Risk factor assessment for fetal growth restriction, are we providing best care?

Roshan John Selvaratnam, Euan Morrison Wallace, Vicki Flenady, Mary Ann Davey

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Abstract

Serial third trimester ultrasound examinations for fetal biometry are recommended for women with risk factors of fetal growth restriction (FGR). We conducted a retrospective cohort study on all singleton births in Victoria from 2009 to 2017 to assess how many women with major risk factors for FGR had serial third trimester biometry. Only 19.5% of women with at least one major risk factor for FGR had evidence of serial third trimester ultrasound assessments. The development and implementation of a state-wide or nationwide guideline for early pregnancy risk factor assessment in FGR may be beneficial.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-473
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • fetal growth restriction
  • pregnancy
  • risk factor
  • stillbirth
  • ultrasound

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