Patterns of Fetal Growth in Obese Pregnant Women: an Observational Study
ACOG ePoster. Gei A. Apr 27, 2018; 212107
Alfredo Gei
Alfredo Gei
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Introduction: The United States is witnessing an obesity epidemic. The maternal body mass index (BMI) and weight gain during pregnancy influence fetal growth. Little is known about fetal growth patterns (FGP) on obese women. The present study was performed to characterize FGPs among obese pregnant women (BMI30) in a Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) practice.

Methods: Retrospective review of the ultrasound database of a private MFM practice in Houston.
43 obese patients with 3 or more ultrasounds and with completed pregnancies were included.
Demographic, biometric and clinical data were obtained for mothers and neonates. Fetal growth was classified as normal, accelerated or decelerated.
Chi square and Student-t test were performed as appropriate. Significance P95th p/GA increased from 18% at 32 weeks to 38% at 36 weeks. A significant difference (P
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