Three-dimensional analyses of ultrasound images can accurately predict fetal weight during pregnancy

By | August 3, 2021
A potential predictor of complications during pregnancy and birth is fetal birth weight. For example, macrosomia (which is defined as a birth weight greater than 4,000 grams) makes it more difficult for the baby’s shoulders to pass through the mother’s vagina, and this effect can increase the mother’s risk of experiencing vaginal tearing and postpartum bleeding and her likelihood of needing to undergo a caesarian section.