Online Lecture

Emerging Concepts in Fetal Growth Assessment

The objectives of this session are: (1) to review current algorithms and standards used to describe fetal growth based on clinical and ultrasound measures; (2) to discuss a stepwise approach in evaluation of fetal growth, both normal and abnormal; (3) to describe growth patterns in preterm and term infants; and (4) to discuss emerging methods of prescriptive growth, including the Intergrowth 21st Project and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development growth study and their pros and cons versus the use of traditional growth charts.