Non-reassuring fetal status in the prolonged pregnancy: the impact of fetal weight.

@article{Sylvestre2001NonreassuringFS,
  title={Non-reassuring fetal status in the prolonged pregnancy: the impact of fetal weight.},
  author={Georges Sylvestre and Mariah Fisher and Magnus MW Westgren and Michael Y. Divon},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={244-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of abnormal fetal findings and Cesarean delivery for non-reassuring fetal status as a function of birth weight in the uncomplicated prolonged pregnancy. METHODS Seven hundred and ninety-two patients at or beyond 41 weeks' gestation were managed expectantly. Population-specific birth-weight percentiles were calculated. Fetuses were retrospectively categorized as small (birth weight < 10th percentile), average (10th percentile < or = birth weight < or = 90th… CONTINUE READING