The influence of maternal body mass index on fetal weight estimation in twin pregnancy.
AuthorsRyan, Helen M
Morrison, John J
Breathnach, Fionnuala M
McAuliffe, Fionnuala M
Geary, Michael P
Higgins, John R
Malone, Fergal D
AffiliationClinical Science Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland.
KeywordsBODY MASS INDEX
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CitationThe influence of maternal body mass index on fetal weight estimation in twin pregnancy. 2013: Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.
JournalAmerican Journal of Ostetrics and Gynecology
AbstractSonographic estimation of fetal weight (EFW) is important in the management of high-risk pregnancies. The possibility that increased maternal body mass index (BMI) adversely affects EFW assessments in twin pregnancies is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of maternal BMI on the accuracy of EFW assessments in twin gestations prospectively recruited for the ESPRiT (Evaluation of Sonographic Predictors of Restricted growth in Twins) study.