To Evaluate the Correlation between Symphysis Fundal Height and Abdominal Girth at Different Periods of Gestation and Birth Weight
Correlation between Symphysis Fundal Height and Abdominal Girth
Background: SFH and abdominal girth measurement is a simple method of fetal growth assessment which could be utilized even by paramedical workers to screen for small for gestational age babies. In this study, we evaluated the correlation between symphysis fundal height and abdominal girth at different periods of gestation and birth weight. Subjects and Methods: This is a prospective observational study which was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, PBM Hospital, SP Medical College, Bikaner. 500 pregnant women attending antenatal clinic were enrolled after an informed consent. Symphysis fundal height and abdominal girth measured at monthly interval till 28 weeks, 15 days till 36 weeks than weekly till delivery. Results: In the present study, abdominal girth at different periods of gestation is a better indicator of birth weight. Fundal height also predicts birth weight but not as well as the fundal height. At term fundal height <30cm predicts birth weight <2kg. Conclusion: We concluded that abdominal girth at different periods of gestational is a better indicator of birth weight.