Genetic Screening and the Obese Gravida.

  • Nancy C. Rose
  • Published 2016 in Clinical obstetrics and gynecology


Obesity compromises all forms of genetic screening. Although the risk for fetal aneuploidy is not altered by obesity, the risk for significant birth defects is increased. Therefore, the obese gravida is at an increased risk of fetal malformations with a diminished ability to be screened effectively by all screening methods: ultrasound, traditional serum… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000172