COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CLINICAL AND ULTRASONOGRAPHICAL ESTIMATION OF FETAL WEIGHT AND ITS CORRELATION WITH ACTUAL BIRTH WEIGHT

Dr. Shivani Gupta, Dr. Sarika Chopra, Dr. Uma Bissa

Abstract


Introduction- An accurate pre delivery assessment of fetal weight is important in many obstetrical situations.

Aims- The study was conducted at a tertiary care centre for comparison of clinical and ultrasonographical estimation of fetal weight and its correlation with actual birth weight.

Results- Data were collected from 100 term pregnant patients. Clinical as well as ultrasonographical estimates observed to be strongly correlated with actual birth weight. Both the methods are sensitive in birth weight range  2500g-3500g than <2500g and >4000g.Statistical analysis using unpaired “t” test with p value of <0.001 showed that the Johnson’s formula correlated well with ultrasonographical estimation of fetal weight.

Conclusion- Clinical estimation of birth weight has a role in the management of labor and delivery. Johnson’s formula of clinical fetal weight estimation is simple, easy, cost effective and universally applicable method to predict fetal birth weight which can be used even by paramedics’ midwives and at centres lacking ultrasonography facilities

Keywords


Birth weight, Clinical method, Fetal weight, Ultrasonography

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