Maternal Obesity Limits Fetal Ultrasound Evaluation

The article details the fact that increasing maternal BMI limits visualization of fetal anatomy in the 2nd trimester during dates that anatomy scans normally take place. The limits of sonographic technology may need to be discussed with obese patients in order to give realistic expectations prior to important scans, with diet and exercise during pregnancy stressed for improved maternal and fetal outcome.

Full article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.7863/jum.2009.28.8.1025/full

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