Late preterm and early term: when to induce a growth restricted fetus? A population-based study Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Purpose:(1) Compare fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality associated with induction of labor (IOL) versus expectant management (EM) in women with isolated fetal growth restriction (FGR) between 340/7 and 386/7 weeks;(2) Determine optimal gestational age for delivery of such fetuses. Materials and methods: A retrospective population based cohort study of 2232 parturients with isolated FGR, including two groups:(1) IOL (n= 1428); 2) EM (n= 804). Results: IOL group had a lower stillbirth and neonatal death rates (p …

publication date

  • March 22, 2017