Very small and very large babies have higher mortality and morbidity rates than infants of normal size . al., Evaluating the thresholds of abnormal second trimester multiple marker screening tests associated with intra-uterine growth restriction. Because early detection of growth abnormalities may help to prevent fetal demise and manage perinatal complications more appropriately , monitoring of fetal growth is an important part of antepartum care. The suggested results are not a substitute for clinical judgment.
From collected data, it was found that out of 53 (100%) patients, 44 (84.62%) pregnant woman have different gestational age from US and last menstrual period (LMP).
From this study we can conclude that the main method to follow fetus growth in third trimester not biparietal diameter (BPD) measurement only.
Common reasons to have a fetal growth scan in pregnancy include the following: During the fetal growth scan, various measurements are taken of the fetus.
The measurements are plotted on a growth chart, according to the number of weeks pregnant that you are at the time of the scan (gestational age).
Once she feels better, you can have her role back, or partially back, to continue the scan.
Rarely, a patient will need to be evaluated with her abdomen displaced, either manually, or by maternal position.
It is important to note that repeated ultrasound measurements of the same fetus can vary and the estimated fetal weight may be incorrect by as much as 20 per cent.
A fetal growth scan does not routinely check the baby for abnormities.
The patient is examined while reclining, with the abdomen exposed.