This reasoning is flawed because the estimated fetal weight
determined by ultrasound at the end of pregnancy can be wrong by 10 percent or more.
2] exposure and SD scores for both size and growth of second- and third-trimester head circumference, abdominal circumference, biparietal diameter, and estimated fetal weight
(Aguilera et al.
Nonetheless, the conclusion of the findings is that induction of labor at 37-38 weeks' gestation when estimated fetal weight
is above the 95th percentile decreases risk of outcomes such as shoulder dystocia and fracture without increasing the risk of cesarean section, and increases the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal delivery, he said.
The mean percentage error of the estimated fetal weight
Before use of the form, 39 of 100 physicians (39%) documented estimated fetal weight
, compared with 67 of 80 physicians (84%) after adoption of the form.
Ultrasound examination of estimated fetal weight
and amniotic fluid status is also recommended at the time of diagnosis and every 3 or 4 weeks thereafter.
Unlike what malpractice attorneys want you to believe, our study found no evidence that errors in estimated fetal weight
are related to shoulder dystocia.
Success correlated well with multiparity, use of tocolytic drugs, adequate amniotic fluid volume, location of the placenta, and estimated fetal weight
greater than 3,000 g.
Here, the best (level I) evidence backs Doppler assessment, while other tests for decreased uteroplacental blood flow that are supported by level I or level II evidence include estimated fetal weight
by ultrasound, amniotic fluid assessments, nonstress tests (NSTs), and fetal biophysical profiles (FBPs).
A multivariate logistic regression analysis determined the relationship between the probability of cesarean and CPD and the six factors: age, height, initial pregnancy body mass index, pregnancy weight gain, estimated fetal weight
, and gestational age at onset of labor, according to Dr.
PARIS -- Estimated fetal weight
is directly related to the success of external cephalic version, Dr.
Central to defense against malpractice for shoulder dystocia-related injury is a detailed delivery note in which the estimated fetal weight
, length of first and second stages of labor, method of delivery, and maneuvers performed are specified.