International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2020, Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part F
Descriptive study on measurement of fetal weight and birth weight at a tertiary care hospital
Author(s): Dr. Harika Bhima and Dr. Lavanya Rachamallu
Abstract: The fetal weight is also determined by adequate supply of the nutrients. The literature shows that theincrease in size of the fetus affords conclusive evidence that materials in solution must pass form the maternal to the fetal circulation. The excessive and diminished maternal glucose availability to the fetus affects the fetal growth. Excessive glycemia produces macrosomia, whereas diminished glucose levels is associated with the fetal growth restriction. A detailed history was obtained from all the patients who were selected in the study. A predesigned and pretested proforma was administered for this purpose. The proforma included socio – demographic data, general physical examination and obstetrical examination. The physical examination also included Johnson’s formula. About 36% of the babies born to pregnant women had birth weight between 2.5 – 3 kgs and the birth weight of 30% of the babies was 3 – 3.5 Kgs. The predicted weight by Johnson’s formula was between 3 – 3.5 Kgs in 38% and 2.5 – 3.0 Kgs in 31% of the pregnant women. The ultra sonographic weight of 44% of the pregnant women was between 3 – 3.5 Kgs, and 35% of the women had predicted weight of 2.5 – 3.0 Kgs.
Dr. Harika Bhima, Dr. Lavanya Rachamallu. Descriptive study on measurement of fetal weight and birth weight at a tertiary care hospital. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(4):347-349. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i4f.670