The impact of maternal obesity on completion of foetal anomaly screening

Kelly-Ann Eastwood, Ciara Daly, Alyson Hunter, David McCance, Ian Young, Valerie Holmes

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of maternal obesity on completion of foetal anomaly screening. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 500 anomaly scans (19+0-21+6 weeks) was included. Women were categorised according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) body mass index (BMI) classification: normal weight (18.50-24.99 kg/m2), overweight (25.00-29.99 kg/m2), obese class I (30-34.99 kg/m2), obese class II (35.00-39.99 kg/m2) and obese class III (≥40.00 kg/m2). A foetal anomaly imaging scoring system was developed from the National Health Service (NHS) Foetal Anomaly Screening Programme standard to evaluate scans. RESULTS Image quality deteriorated as BMI increased and was significantly different across the BMI categories (P
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
Volume0
Issue number0
Early online date01 Feb 2017
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Publication statusEarly online date - 01 Feb 2017

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