Self-administered measurement of symphysis-fundus heights.

  title={Self-administered measurement of symphysis-fundus heights.},
  author={Eva Bergman and Helle Kieler and Max Gustav Petzold and Christian Sonesson and O. E. Axelsson},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  volume={86 6},
BACKGROUND Antenatal identification of infants small for gestational age (SGA) improves their perinatal outcome. Repeated measurement of symphysis-fundus (SF) heights performed by midwives is the most widespread screening method for detection of SGA. However, the inefficiency of this method necessitates improved practices. Earlier start and more frequent SF measurements, which could be accomplished by self-administered measurements, might improve the ability to detect deviant growth. The… CONTINUE READING