An adjustable fetal weight standard.

  title={An adjustable fetal weight standard.},
  author={Jason O Gardosi and Max Mongelli and Mavourneen Wilcox and Alex Chang},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  volume={6 3},
The monitoring of fetal weight is an important aspect of antenatal care. To construct an individually adjustable standard, we developed a model to link the predicted birth weight to a fetal weight curve which outlines how this weight is to be reached in an uncomplicated pregnancy. A formula was derived which describes the median fetal weight at each gestation as a proportion of the optimal term weight, and also defines the 90th and 10th centile curves as normal limits. We analyzed a birth… CONTINUE READING