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Fetal-Growth Disorders

What is true about the extremes of fetal growth in the United States?

a. In 2015, 8.1% of newborns weighed less than 2500 grams.

b. In 2015, 8% of newborns weighed more than 4000 grams.

c. 20% of the almost 4 million neonates born in the United States are at the low and high extremes of fetal growth.

d. All of the above

In the diagram below, fetal growth rates are depicted. Which of the following is correct?

Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Fetal-growth disorders. In Williams Obstetrics, 25th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2018, Figure 44-1.

a. 10 g/d at 15 weeks’ gestation

b. 10 to 15 g/d at 24 weeks’ gestation

c. 20 to 30 g/d at 35 weeks’ gestation

d. 30 to 35 g/d at 34 weeks’ gestation

Which of the following is a risk factor for poor fetal growth?

a. Malaria

b. Tuberculosis

c. Cytomegalovirus

d. All of the above

Which of the following statements is closely associated with the characteristics of human fetal growth?

a. Need a narrow pelvis to walk upright

b. A large head is needed for a large brain

c. The ability to growth restrict may be adaptive

d. All of the above

Referencing the graphic below, what can be said about dating and ultrasonography in obstetrics?

Reproduced with permission from Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al (eds): Fetal-growth disorders. In Williams Obstetrics, 25th ed. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2018, Figure 44-2.

a. Postterm birthweights were relatively lower using menstrual dating.

b. Best obstetric ...

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