Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

Published: 27 September 2019

Sonographic Comparison of Estimated Fetal Weight (EFW) in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Mothers During 3rd Trimester

Zinia Naeem, Namal Amir Butt, Qasma Ghaffar, Qandeel Tabbasum, Sana M. Zafar, Hina Almas, Shafqat Rehman, S. Muhammad Yousaf Farooq, Muhammad Uzair

The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

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Pages: 403-409

Keywords: Estimated Fetal Weight, Biparietal Diameter, Abdominal Circumference, Femur Length, Macrosomia


Background: Diabetes during pregnancy is very common that increase the complications in pregnancy. This study aimed to compare the EFW in Daibetic and non-diabtic mothers. during 3rd trimester. Objective: To compare sonographically the Estimated fetal weight (EFW) in diabetic and non-diabetic mothers during 3rd trimester. Methods: The study will be conducted in 35 diabetic and 35 non diabetic mothers during 3rd Trimester. To assess EFW the BPD, AC, and FL will be recorded on USG. In Diabetic mothers, the diabetes will be confirmed by Gluccometer. Results: The group statistics showed that mean estimated fetal weight among offsprings of 35 diabetic and 35 non-diabetic mothers were 2.3 and 2.0, respectively. The calculated fetal weight estimation among fetuses was as low as 1042g and as high as 4090g. Mean difference of estimated fetal weight in Diabetic & Non-Diabetic pregnant women that calculated as 2085.8285 for non-diabetic and 2334.5142 for diabetic mothers. Conclusions: It is concluded that there were no such prominent differences among the Estimated fetal weight in diabetic and non-diabetic mothers.


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