Hyperglycaemia: Do fetal growth cut-points need revision?

Abdominal circumference below the 30th percentile appears to flag diabetic pregnancies at risk, Australian researchers say
Clare Pain
woman in third trimester having ultrasound

Fetal measurements on ultrasound that are in the bottom 30% can be as concerning for adverse neonatal outcomes as macrosomia, according to the authors of a retrospective study.

Records for all women with gestational diabetes (GDM) or pre-existing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) who gave birth at a regional hospital during 2016 were examined in the study, led by researchers from the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin.