Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2021 Mar 4. Epub 2021 Mar 4.
Hospices Civils de Lyon, Département de gynécologie obstétrique, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire, 59, boulevard Pinel, 69500 Bron, France; Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, HESPER EA 7425, 69008 Lyon, France. Electronic address:
Background: While previous studies have demonstrated an improvement in implementation of clinical practices and an improved neonatal prognosis when growth restricted fetuses were followed within a standardized healthcare pathway, the objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of obstetric interventions in small-for-gestational-age (SGA) fetuses followed within a standardized care pathway compared to a traditional care pathway.
Methods: We conducted a retrospective study between 2015 and 2017, in a type III maternity hospital in Lyon, in a population of SGA fetuses, considered as such in case of antenatal diagnosis of fetal weight<10th percentile but>3rd centile without umbilical Doppler abnormality during antenatal surveillance and without ultrasound argument suggesting intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR). We collected the gestational age at diagnosis, obstetrical events and prevention of preterm delivery (antenatal corticosteroids), gestation age at birth, the method of delivery (spontaneous or induced), indication of induction, the method of birth (spontaneous, instrumental extraction or caesarean section), and the immediate neonatal outcome including cord pH, Apgar score at 5minutes, birth weight and fetal sex. Read More