Fetal weight/placental weight ratio and perinatal outcome.


The relationship of placental size to perinatal outcome was investigated in a population of low-risk infants. A trimmed and drained placenta was weighed for each of 417 low-risk infants, and for 108 infants whose intrapartum course was complicated only by compression of the umbilical cord. Tracings from intrapartum electronic fetal heart rate monitoring… (More)