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The Effect of Maternal Obesity on Sonographic Fetal Weight Estimation and Perinatal Outcome in Pregnancies Complicated by Fetal Growth Restriction

Fiona Cody, Julia Unterscheider, Sean Daly, Michael P Geary, Mairead M Kennelly, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Keelin O'Donoghue, Alyson Hunter, John J Morrison, Gerard Burke, Patrick Dicker, Elizabeth C Tully, Fergal D Malone



PURPOSE: Maternal obesity represents a challenge in the sonographic (US) assessment of fetal weight, and is a recognized risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome. The objective of this secondary analysis of data from the Prospective Observational Trial to Optimize Pediatric Health in fetal growth restriction (FGR) Study (PORTO) was to describe the effect of maternal obesity on the accuracy of US in determining the estimated fetal weight (EFW) and the perinatal outcome of pregnancies affected by FGR. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2012, 1,116 women with nonanomalous singleton pregnancies with an EFW in less than the tenth centile were recruited for the PORTO study. Maternal body mass index (BMI) ..

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